Slim Whitman's funeral will be open to the public

Published On: Jun 27 2013 07:17:06 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 27 2013 07:17:29 AM EDT

Country singer Slim Whitman will be buried in his adopted hometown in northeast Florida.

Whitman's funeral Saturday morning at Rock Bible Church in Middleburg will be open to the public. The church was started by the father of Whitman's wife.

The singer known for his high-pitched yodeling died Jane 19 of heart failure at the age of 90.

Whitman family friend Ruby Raymer tells The Florida Times-Union that she hopes fans who attend the funeral walk away knowing that Whitman was "an honest and honorable person who loved his church."

Whitman recorded more than 65 albums and sold millions of records in a career spanning six decades.


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