WHITMAN, Michael "Mike", 68, lifelong resident of Tampa went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ March 18, 2014. Mike was a veteran of the US Army and retired from the Florida Department of Transportation. He was an avid outdoors man and loved to hunt and fish. He was a great fan of his Rays Baseball Team. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex "Pat" and Leona Whitman. Survivors include his brothers, Patrick (Cindy) Whitman, James (Gloria) Whitman; nephew, Brian Whitman; nieces, Tammy Sumner, Tina Lasman, Deenna King; and many friends. He will be missed by all. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Countryside Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Florida Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802 in Mike's memory.