Hollis Dale Whitton1925 - 2014 (88 years)
Name Hollis Dale Whitton Born 2 Mar 1925 Canton, Texas Gender Male Died 17 Jan 2014 Hospice of East Texas, Tyler buried Cathedral in the Pine Cemetery, Tyler Person ID I24400 Whitton Last Modified 22 Jun 2020
Father Lawrence Randolph Whitton, b. 4 Oct 1893, Van Zandt Texas USA , d. 12 Apr 1953, Van Zandt, Texas (Age 59 years) Relationship natural Mother Verde Jewell Simmons, b. 18 Aug 1896, Texas , d. 19 Aug 1981, Van Zandt (Age 85 years) Relationship natural Family ID F9432 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Living Children 1. Living 2. Living 3. Living 4. Jerry Don Whitton, b. 11 Mar 1950, Smith County, Texas , d. 20 Mar 1996, Smith County, Texas buried Cathedral in the Pine Cemetery, Tyler (Age 46 years) [natural] Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 Family ID F9430 Group Sheet | Family Chart
at 1930 census at Van Zandt, Texas
Services for Dale Whitton, 88, of Tyler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sherman Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow in Cathedral in the Pines with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday before the service. Arrangements are under direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.
Mr. Whitton passed away at The Hospice of East Texas from Parkinson's disease. He was born on March 2, 1925, in Canton to Lawrence and Verd Whitton.
Upon graduating from Canton High School in 1942 he joined the Marines, served on the island of Tinian and was discharged in 1945. In 1945 he enrolled at Tyler Commercial College and married Ann Barnett. That same year he also joined the Texas National Guard and attained the rank of first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. He joined Brookshire Grocery Co. in 1960 and retired as senior vice president of grocery purchasing in 1993. In his retirement years he fed and cared for feral cats and he and his dog, Callie, worked with the Therapet Group.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jerry Whitton; and grandson, Andrew Whitton.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann; daughters, Carol Martin and husband Warren, Sharon Baker, both of Tyler, Regina Speaks and husband Ron, of Plano; grandchildren, Lee Roach and wife Christy, of Lindale, Matt Roach, of Troup, Jon Roach and wife Shawn, of Neches, Brian Martin and Jen, of Ohio, Robert Martin and wife April, of Tyler, Ashley Whitton and Matt, of Tyler, Adam Whitton, of Tyler, Elisha Costilow, of Tennessee, and Alex Clingan, of Plano; 12 great-grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Sammy.