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Kenneth Dean Whittington

December 17, 1934 ~ March 17, 2018 (age 83)

Funeral for Kenneth Dean Whittington, 83 of Grandfield, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Grandfield Church of Christ with Pastor Dwight Parker officiating. 

Mr. Whittington passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Burial will be at Grandfield Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Funeral Home. 

Kenneth Dean Whittington was born on December 17, 1934 in Grandfield, OK to Burton and Edna Recer Whittington. He was the eldest of five sons; Clarence, Truman, James, and Eugene (Bo) Whittington. Kenneth attended Spring Valley school where he met many of his life-long friends. 

Somewhere near that country school, he met the love of his life, Minnie Lou Watson, and married her on March 24, 1951. They were married for 63 years; until Minnie's death on December of 2014. He was the proud father of two sons and three daughters. 

Kenneth spent most of his career working at his Deep Rock/Texaco stations, where you never left with a dirty windshield. Afterwards he worked until his retirement for Tillman County District 3 in various capacities, including the Rural Water District and the County Health Department. 

He was an avid bluegrass and country music fan and loved to play his guitar, especially when he would have his buddies over to "play music" with him. Kenneth was a member of the Church of Christ and led singing for many years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Minnie Lou; his brothers, Clarence, Truman, and James; his grandson, Jason Hargis, and great granddaughter, Rhianna Turner.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Doyle and Beckie, of Grandfield, OK, Clint of Wichita Falls, TX, Pat and Ron Hargis, of Yukon, OK, Karen and Aubrey Ferguson of Grandfield, OK, and Kim and John Reichert, of Lake Dallas, TX; his brother Bo and his wife, Carmen Whittington, of Grandfield, OK; sister-in-law Barbara Franks; brother-in-law Virgil Watson, Jr.; as well as 11 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Grandfield Ambulance Service. 

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