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William Oscar Whitton

William Oscar Whitton

Male 1926 - 2009  (82 years)

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  • Name William Oscar Whitton 
    Born 10 Nov 1926  Hornersville, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 2009  Coffee City Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26229  Whitton
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Father William Easco Whitton,   b. 28 Jul 1898, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1966, Sebastapol,Sonoma, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alma Vece Wilson,   b. 28 Nov 1905, Caragould, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1996, Reno, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Oct 1923  Monette, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joyce Savage 
    Married 1950 
    Children 
     1. Annette Whitton  [natural]
     2. Merri Jo Whitton  [natural]
     3. Jeni Whitton  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F10017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1930 census at Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas
      William Oscar Whitton, 82, of Coffee City, went to his heavenly home on Jan. 20, 2009.
      Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Satur­day, Feb. 7, at Lake Area Church in Frankston with the Rev. James Farmer officiating.

      Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral home in Frankston.

      Mr. Whitton was born in Hornersville, Missouri on Nov. 10, 1926, the second child of William Easco and Alma Vece Whitton.

      The family moved across the country and settled in Sebastopol, California in the Sonoma Valley.

      Bill, or Bud, as his family called him, attended California schools and grew up working in the orchard business.

      He had two brothers and six sisters: Irene, Robert, Lorene, Lois, Jean, Lloyd, Elaine and Bonnie.

      As a young man, Bill joined the US Army during World War II.

      He was a proud veteran. In 1950, he married Joyce Savage and the young couple made their home in Sparks, Nevada where they raised three daughters.

      Bill worked hard all his life, doing heavy lifting and working mechanical wonders, building, fixing and craft­ing things, even into his later years. He was also gifted violinist and singer.

      He and Joyce spent their retirement years in Coffee City and became an integral part of the church family at Lake Area Church in Berryville.

      Bill is survived by his wife, Joyce; his three daughters, Annette, Merri Jo and Jeni; three sisters, Lois Wiley, Jean Cox and Elaine Savage; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a multitude of friends.