Dewey Orville 'Whitey' Name

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Dewey Orville "Whitey" Name, 84, of Homosassa, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019, with his children at his side. A native of Kokomo, Indiana, he was born Oct. 13, 1934, to William and Cleo (Wiles) Name.
Whitey, as he was known to many, moved to Homosassa in 1980 from his native Kokomo, but also resided summers in Marion, Illinois, until 2007. Whitey was a retired entrepreneur with interests in many areas, including Mo Show Amusements, Name Construction Co., Name Concrete, Name Excavating and Demolition, and Name Inc., a paving company. He was a visionary who accomplished many great things, such as creating an asphalt plant out of a train car, despite experts telling him it could not be done.
He was an avid reader of Louis Lamour westerns, loved deep sea fishing and flea marketing, but his favorite pastimes were playing pool and playing poker, often winning tournament championships. He was always for the underdog and made it his life's mission to help those he found in need.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Lorraine Name, and his siblings, Everett, Rutt, Gene, Charles, Mercedes, Freda, Ardella, Jody, Kenny, John and Glen.
Whitey is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Lula Belle Name, Homosassa; daughter, Carletta Name, Homosassa; daughter, Rachelle Name (husband Keith Lowe), Spring Hill, Florida; son, Dewey Orville Name II (wife Marcie Anna), Homosassa; grandchildren, Jesse Name, Dewey Orville Name III (fianceé Rebecca Schubert) and Ashlynn Name; great-grandchildren, Mason and Greycen Name; best friend and partner-in-crime, Dallas Mighell, all of Homosassa, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, where a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. www.wilderfuneral.com
Published on June 5, 2019
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Margot Fields
Jun 11, 2019
We lived next door to Whitey and Lula Belle for many years and we became great friends. I have great memories of many card games, masquerade dances with the Kokomo DANK club and a lot of laughing with this fun couple. Whitney sure enjoyed life and spread joy to everyone who knew him. My condolences and much love to the whole family.
Beulah Wagoner
Jun 09, 2019
RIP Whitey!!
Minnie (Guffey) Hendrix
Jun 08, 2019
Prayers for the family. Dewey will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him
Ginny
Jun 08, 2019
My deepest condolences to The Name family. Love and prayers sent.
Carie Adamczyk ( Dewey and Ashlynn Name mother)
Jun 07, 2019
Rest In Peace Whitty I loved u and ur family for 16 years .
Mickey Name
Jun 07, 2019
I am deeply saddened by the loss of uncle Dewey. I don’t that side of the family well but my father, Kerry Name, always spoke very highly of him.
Skip
Jun 07, 2019
God speed to my uncle Dewey. Always a caring friend, mentor and coach. Sorely missed until we meet again.
Madonna Herrmann
Jun 06, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family. I will always remember the summers in Marion!!!
Angie Name Farley
Jun 06, 2019
We love you, Uncle Dewey.
Babetta Halleran
Jun 06, 2019
Carletta I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love you my dear friend