Former WJTV 12 News Sports Director Rick Whitlow passes away

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Former WJTV 12 News Sports Director Rick Whitlow passed away on Tuesday, March 2. He was 67.

His son, Eric, released the following statement on Facebook:

Candace Whitlow and I, the whole Whitlow family, regret to inform you that our father, your brother, uncle and friend Rick Whitlow, passed away this morning at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Chicago. We were by his side, and he was not alone.

Eric Whitlow, son of Rick Whitlow

Whitlow also ran for mayor of Jackson in 2005 and 2009.

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