He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hollis "I.U." Whittle and a sister, Lucille Braley.
Survivors include a wife of 59 years, Monnie Whittle, Russell Springs
5 children: James (Sylvia) Whittle, Phoenix, Arizona; Gary (Teresa) Whittle, Walton, Ky; Carol (Alfred) Hiles, Walton, Ky; David (Linda) Whittle, Crittenden, Ky; and Darrell Whittle, Russell Springs
13 grandchildren-11 great grandchildren
1 sister: Lena Braley, Blanchester, Ohio
Funeral service for Leslie "Tuger Bill" Whittle will be 10 AM. Thursday December 31, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Elvis Tucker officiating.
Visitation 6-8 PM. Wednesday.
Burial in the McBeath Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard.
Special Music: Doyle & Brenda Wilson
Pallbearers: James Whittle, Gary Whittle, David Whittle, Darrell Whittle, Ronnie Whittle, Frankie McGowan, Steve McBeath
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.