Keven G. Whitfield, a truck driver and Buffalo resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday in Selma, Ala. He was 51.
A Buffalo native, Mr. Whitfield attended Bryant & Stratton Business Institute and the University at Buffalo after graduating from high school in Buffalo.
He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and later as a satellite dish installer and a self-employed salesman.
In November, Mr. Whitfield began working as a truck driver for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Selma, helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
He loved sports -- particularly basketball -- traveling and movies.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Judy of Buffalo; three sons, Terence Bridges and Marcus, both of Virginia, and Keven Jr. of Buffalo; a daughter, Tamara of Buffalo; a stepdaughter, Camett Moore of Texas; a stepson, Burt Williams of Buffalo; two sisters, Thelma Jackson and Carolyn Brown, both of Buffalo; three brothers, David Watts Jr., Adam Sumlin and Jeffrey Sumlin, all of Buffalo; and eight grandchildren.
Services were today in New Testament Revival Cathedral. Burial was in St. Matthew's Cemetery, West Seneca.