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Gerald Richard Whitton

Gerald Richard Whitton

Male 1924 - 2016  (91 years)

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  • Name Gerald Richard Whitton 
    Born 4 Nov 1924  Slaton, Lubbock, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 2016  Tyler, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24328  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father William Elijah Whitton,   b. 6 Aug 1902, Van Zandt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1986, Van Zandt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Portia Augusta Wilhite,   b. 24 Jan 1901,   d. 20 Feb 1988, Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Dec 1919  Van Zandt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Celeta Mayne,   b. 2 Nov 1925,   d. 10 Sep 2001, Colfax, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1946 
    Children 
     1. Living
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     4. Living
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F9402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Nov 1924 - Slaton, Lubbock, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 2452 Vz County Road 4414, Canton TX

      Family graveside services for Gerald Richard Whitton, 91, of Colfax, were held Sept. 14, 2016, at Colfax Cemetery with family members officiating.

      Richard, as most people knew him, died Sept. 13, 2016, in Tyler.

      He was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Slaton to the late Willie and Portia Whitton. He grew up in the Whitton community in Van Zandt County.

      After serving in the Navy during World War II, he returned home and married the love of his life, Emily Celeta Mayne, the day before his 22nd birthday in 1946. They were married in Celeta’s aunt’s home on Big Rock Street in Canton by Mr. Whitton’s great-uncle, J. Porter Wilhite, renowned gospel minister.

      Although it rained “cats and dogs” at the wedding, their marital bliss was never dampened and they were married nearly 55 years before her death in 2001.

      Mr. Whitton was a true believer in God and Jesus and was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Celeta; and his sister, Flo Anna Weldon.

      Survivors include his three sons, Clint Whitton of Colfax, Mark Whitton and wife, Kay of Tuscola, and Anson Whitton and wife, Susan of Bastrop; daughter, Anita and husband, Rodney Jaeger of Rockwall; sister, Ernestine Simon of Canton; and brother Billy Jack Whitton of Fort Worth. He had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

      All of the family rejoice in his home-going and celebrate the grace given to all believers through Christ.