"Happy Joe" Whitty Has Passed

(From our news partner KWQC-TV 6) A Quad Cities legacy has died. Joe Whitty, 82, died, Tuesday according to a post by his Daughter. “Happy Joe Whitty completed his life’s work today,” Kristel Whitty-Ersan, posted. He now rests in God’s loving arms.” Whitty founded Happy Joe’s Pizza in 1972 with a location in the Village of East Davenport. According to Whitty’s biography on the company’s website, Whitty was born in Minot, North Dakota and moved to Davenport in 1966 to take a job at Super Value Bakery. “Joe inspired us. Remember Joe with happiness. He was a bright light in our world with an unforgettable smile and a compassionate faithful heart,” his daughter wrote. Funeral services for Whitty are pending.

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