Major Robert M. Whitney, United States Air Force

Major Robert M. Whitney, United States Air Force

October 11, 1986 ~ January 8, 2020

Age 33

Robert Whitney, affectionately known as “Bob”, lost his fight to depression on January 8, 2020, at the age of 33 near his home in Bellevue, NE.

Bob is preceded in death by father-in-law Gary Tanner; grandparents Robert G. & Frances E. Whitney and Robert J. & Kathrina M. Peck.

He is survived by wife Shawna; children Levi (7), Audrey (4), Clara (3) & Zebulon (1); parents Mike & J. Whitney; brother Tom Whitney (Jessica); niece and nephews Skyler, Zoey & Owen; mother-in-law Laury Tanner; brothers-in-law Brandon & Trenton Hale; aunts and uncles Victoria Abel, James Peck, Karen Poso (Richard) & Richard Peck (Mary Lynne).

Bob was born in South Lake Tahoe, CA, on October 11, 1986, to Mike and J. Whitney. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2008 with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked as an Intelligence Officer for the United States Air Force. On January 29, 2011, he joyfully married Shawna in San Angelo, TX. In 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018 respectively, he welcomed his beautiful sons and daughters, who were most important to him.

Bob was first and foremost a man of God. He was a devoted husband and father, a loved son and brother, and a decorated Air Force Officer. Bob was an avid amateur golfer, claiming base championship titles on 3 occasions. His infectious smile always lit up a room. Bob was known for his humble personality and service to others. Bob was very active in every church community he joined, especially the community at Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha. Bob will forever be remembered for his positive outlook on life and his ability to lift up everyone around him.

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Funeral Service:  Tuesday, January 14th, 11:00 a.m., at Emmaus Bible Church, 4501 South 23rd Street, Omaha. Reception to follow.

**Parking is extremely limited, so please plan arriving early and parking on the surrounding streets.**

Interment: Friday, January 17th, 10:00 a.m., at the U. S. Air Force Academy Cemetery, CO.

Memorials can be made out to Shawna Whitney through Please note Shawna Whitney when giving.


1 Comment

  • Cyd Weeks Posted January 12, 2020 10:26 pm

    Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service.. Prayers for hearts to be comforted.

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