Friends and family in the Lake Area are mourning the passing of former longtime Miller County Commissioner Dave Whittle. Whittle, from Tuscumbia, died Monday at a hospital in Jefferson City after battling a long illness. Former Presiding Commissioner Dan Gier, who shared the commission office with Whittle for eight years, says Dave was just an all-around good guy.
In addition to being a commissioner from 1995-2008, Whittle was also a member of the Noble Eagles and a local businessman behind Dave’s Shoes and Booze in Brumley and Whittle’s Pub and Grub in Eldon. As a commissioner, accomplishments included: helping to pave the way for a new jail and courthouse, a 9-1-1 dispatch center, and what is now the current health center. Visitation for Dave Whittle is from 4-7pm on Friday at the Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. The funeral service will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, also at Phillips, with burial to follow in the Gott Cemetery in Ulman.