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Kenneth D. Whittington, 75, dies
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 -

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Berlin, MD---Kenneth D. Whittington Sr., age 75, died Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Roland Jennings Whittington and Elizabeth Taylor Whittington.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Meg Whittington James.  He is survived by his wife, Cordelia Warren Whittington “Dee” and children; Kenneth Douglas Whittington Jr and his wife Carol of Cambridge, Maryland, Terri Wattay of Ocean City, Maryland, Elizabeth Whittington of Ocean City and adopted daughter, Marilyn James and husband Michael. There are seven grandchildren; Ensign Benjamin Wattay, Jessica Wattay, Cameron Wattay, Spencer Wattay, Matthew James, Madison James and Mary James. Also surviving are his brothers; Gary Whittington of Berlin and Jennings Whittington and his wife Susan of Berlin and an uncle; Paul Taylor and wife Carol of Bishopville, Maryland. There are several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Kenny was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School Class of 1960. Kenny had worked in construction and was a builder. He built spec homes. He owned and operated Mallard Ridge Inc Rental Properties in Berlin. He was the owner of K.D.W. Stables where he raised and raced Standardbred Horses. He was a member of Stevenson United Methodist Church, the Maryland Standardbred Racing Association and Moose International. He enjoyed international traveling, baseball, the Orioles and the Nationals and harness racing.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2 PM at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. Buzz Taylor will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berlin Volunteer Fire Co. at 214 N. Main Street, Berlin, MD 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

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