Papa was a rolling stone…
Three daughters of an 87-year-old man who passed away recently embarked on the search of a lifetime when they took on the task of locating their other estimated 52 siblings to bring them together for their father’s memorial service.
Samuel Delbert Whitney, who is estimated to have fathered a total of 54 children, died last month and his entire family gathered to bid farewell to him at his funeral last weekend.
Whitney, who was a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, died at the age of 87, and he is believed to have been the father to 54 children who age from 69 down to 13 years of age. The youngest of which was born when Whitney was in his mid 70s.
Whitney, who ran an operating wrecking yard in south Phoenix, also worked in numerous social clubs too in the city.
He has fathered so many children that no one knows exactly how many sons and daughters he has. Lexi Woods, one of his eldest, revealed that her father once revealed that she had 41 brothers and sisters, but friends have revealed that it was actually closer to 54. Marilyn Whitney, another of his daughters, praised her father, calling him a family man, but admitting, “He had a lot of umph in him I guess.”
In light of his death, the three sisters worked together to locate their other siblings so that they could all reunite to celebrate the life of their stick-n-move father.
Lexi, Marilyn and Sandra, who are all aged 69 and are Samuel’s oldest children, decided to organize the memorial service and then attempted to track down their siblings. However, because they didn’t know how many siblings they had or even who they were, they took drastic steps to hunt them down. They even contacted a local TV news station who aired a feature on the bizarre search also.
In the end, the sisters admitted that the service was a success, and they each gathered together to celebrate their father’s life.
SMH. This is crazy. Just when Shawty Lo thought he was doing something with his 10 babymamas….
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