Death Notice: Lawrence 'Happy Joe' Whitty


A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence Joseph "Happy Joe" Whitty, 82, of Davenport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. A celebration of life will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday in the ballroom at Jumer's Casino and Hotel, Rock Island. The Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Whitty died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Memorials may be made to the Happy Joe's Kids Foundation at or mailed to HJKF, 2705 Happy Joe Dr., Bettendorf, IA 52722..

Online condolences may be made at

A full obituary will appear in the Nov. 6 edition of The NSP.