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.