Henry Eugene Whitney, 92, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022. A memorial service will take place on Monday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock. Graveside services will follow at Lubbock Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock. A family visitation will be held on Sunday, September 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.
Gene was born on May 3, 1930, in Lubbock, TX to Henry and Lola Whitney. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1948. He received his master’s degree in business administration in 1982 and a Doctor of Business Administration in 1984. Gene spent four years in the U.S. Navy beginning in June of 1948. He was stationed in Guam and proudly served our country during the Korean War. Gene had a long and distinguished career with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Gene was a longtime member of Broadway Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and in many other ministries. Attending the Wednesday night singing class was one of his favorite things to do. He was a strong supporter of the Children’s Home of Lubbock and the Texas Boys Ranch.
He loved spending time working in his pecan orchard in Clarendon, TX as well as on many other ongoing projects. He owned and managed several properties throughout Lubbock. Gene enjoyed observing art history lectures at the Museum of Texas Tech, as well as attending the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra concerts.
Gene was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bobbie Emmons Whitney, his daughter, Sandra Michele Neil, sister, Ina Dial and husband Odell, and parents, Henry, and Lola Whitney. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Dyke Whitney and wife Camille, son-in-law, Glenn Neil and wife Donya, grandchildren, Zach Whitney and wife Allison, Monte Neil, and Whitney Neil, great-grandchildren, Ariella and Saydee Mae Whitney, nieces, Karen Zadina and husband Bob, and Sherry Jackson and husband Pat, as well as several other cherished nieces and nephews, and dearest and closest longtime friend, Glenda Boverie.