James Frances “Jim” Whitby - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James Frances “Jim” Whitby

August 8, 1975 - December 20, 2022

James Frances “Jim” Whitby, age 47, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 8, 1975, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Janice Ann (Bender) Whitby, Sr.

Jim was a renowned tattoo artist. He was owner of Cash Money and Mystery Ink tattoo parlors. Jim was very artistic; he loved to paint and airbrush. He also worked with his brothers as a waterman and welder. Jim was an avid bass fisherman. Every Monday he looked forward to playing pool. Of all of his interests, he was a family man. He enjoyed life, making others laugh, and having a good time. Jim always put others before himself and always made others feel good.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, James H. and Addi Whitby; and brother, Mike Whitby. He is survived by his children, Scott Whitby (Stephanie Bryant) and Elizabeth Whitby (Jaquan Stevenson); brothers, John Whitby, Jr. (Jody) and Wayne Whitby (Annette); aunt, Sharon Halter; grandchildren, Emilia Stevenson and Jack Whitby; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 7 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or online by clicking here.


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14 Condolences for James Frances “Jim” Whitby

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will definitely miss you buddy. Rest easy

  • There are no words at the loss we are feeling over Jims passing. Wrapping our minds around this news is not only heart breaking but hard to do. He was a big part of our family and like an Uncle to our children. We are all so sad and will be missing a huge part of our hearts.

  • Jim was a great man to me he taught me how to fish and we had great time he was like my best friend I might be 14 but I’ve know him my whole life I’ll miss he wish we were still fishing and lmao

  • This is so hard. Jim loved tattooing and literally left a piece of him on many of us. Sending my condolences to the Whitby family during this hard time. Jim was loved by many.

  • RIP Jim 😔

  • Great man will definitely be missed

  • My prayers and condolences to the family and Friends, Gone way to soon you will be missed.

  • rest in peace Jim you were always a fun loving great guy you will be missed

  • My condolences to the family. May he R.I.P.

  • Jim we all miss you and you touched so many people beyond comprehension. There’s no words I can put together to show how badly you’re missed out here! Playa this hurts deep and I miss you! I’ll always keep you in my heart and continue your legacy through your children and grandchildren! ❤️

  • Jim, so many memories, great talks and a great friendship. No matter what you went through you always made sure others were ok. If someone was down you built them up and alot of times you needed that as well. You were a wonderful friend will always be a part of my life. Like many others your art work is branded on me for life and I couldn’t be more honored. Your eyes lit up everyone time I asked about your grand baby. You loved her and your kids so much, there is nothing you wouldn’t do for them. You will always be remembered loved and cherished. Until we meet again.

  • My heart felt condolences go to his children, grandchildren & all his family for their loss at this Christmas.

  • Lost for words my man as I’m gonna miss our monthly visit of kicking it and bullcrappin!!!! My heart goes out to the family as they lost A GREAT MAN who’s stories will live forever! I will forever have your memory inked on me as you were the first to ever tattoo me ( 2x ) and they will always be my favorite ones! It’s not goodbye bro, it’s see ya later!!!! Rest easy brother!!!!!!


  • Words cannot say all the joy n laughter you have brought to so many. The thing I will greatly miss the most, no matter how someone was feeling you always made made me laugh. Even though it’s tough n we are all hurting 💔 I know your makin the best of it. You’ll never ever b forgotten !!! Sending all mu love n prayers to the family RIP JIMBO!!!!