Herb Whitson, 60, died of liver failure on March 18. Born in California, the computer analyst moved to Georgia with his family nearly three decades ago and moved to Rockdale County in 2005. He was an army Vietnam veteran and met his wife in Germany.
Although he had not been very politically active before moving to Rockdale, locally, he became interested and involved in civic and political issues and could often be seen at forums and meetings making public comments. "When he got his mind on something, he was passionate about it," said his daughter Isabella.
He is survived by his wife, Julie, daughter Isabella, son-in-law Michael, two grandsons, one brother, one sister. In lieu of a funeral, a celebration of Whitson's life will be held at his house on Saturday, March 20, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The Rockdale News, March 20, 2010