‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Funeral Service

First United Methodist Church, Aberdeen
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
11:00am

View Details

Visitation

Harrington Home
Friday January 21st, 2022
2:00pm - 6:00pm

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Frank 's visitation.


Frank Whitaker Harrington, Jr.

Frank Whitaker Harrington, Jr.

November 1, 1974 – January 16, 2022

Frank Whitaker Harrington, Jr., formerly of Aberdeen, MS, died Sunday following a brief illness. Affectionately known as Whit, Mr. Harrington was a journalist, poet and musician who lived in Buda, Texas.
Mr. Harrington received a degree in English from Texas State University in San Marcos and honorably served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, including a one-year deployment to Japan.
His survivors include parents Frank Whitaker Harrington and Catharine Robertson Harrington of Aberdeen, sister Ainsley Harrington Blue and husband Kenneth McIver Blue III of Baton Rouge, LA and their children McIver Waites, Lee Hill and Lila Catharine Blue. Whit served as a favorite uncle to Waites while both lived in Austin, TX. Mr. Harrington is preceded in death by his brothers Wyche Robertson Harrington and Lee Taylor Harrington.
His dear mother Cathy held him at birth when he entered the world and again when he left it at a San Antonio V.A. hospital. Mr. Harrington was a physical, jovial man, quick to laugh and share a big hug with friends, family and his beloved dog, Elvira, a constant companion. Whit was 47 years old and will be missed for his tenderness of heart and lovingkindness.
Family visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the elder Harrington’s home, 118 N. Long Street in Aberdeen. The funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at First United Methodist Church, 300 College Place, Aberdeen, MS.
Memorial gifts may be made to the V.A. Fisher House, 7485 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229. The Fisher House supplies families of veterans with food and lodging while loved ones are hospitalized.


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Frank Harrington, Jr., please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Harrington, Jr.

Angelia Brock Jan 25 2022 11:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Harrington, Jr.

Bob and Claire Jan 24 2022 6:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Harrington, Jr.

Bessie Gunn McGee Jan 24 2022 10:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Harrington, Jr.

Ginger Brown Jan 24 2022 9:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Harrington, Jr.

Tessa Hanna Honeycutt Jan 23 2022 1:00 AM

Heartfelt prayers 🙏🏻

Marsha Ballard Jan 22 2022 2:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Harrington, Jr.

Marsha Ballard Jan 22 2022 2:15 PM

Cathy and Frank, Our continued thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. Mike and Linda Alcott, Arvada, CO

Linda Alcott Jan 22 2022 10:19 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Harrington, Jr.

Lynda Laabs Jan 22 2022 8:03 AM

Whit was one of my best friends when I lived in Austin, and I am heartbroken to hear of his passing. He was an amazing guy and great friend who was loved by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Sending love and prayers to all of his family and friends.

Kim Sedgass Jan 21 2022 11:40 PM

Show More Entries