“I highly recommend this funeral home and crematorium; when I had to make and pay for my brother’s arrangements across state lines, Evelyn Montonya, in particular, demonstrated both compassion and professionalism and made a very sad and difficult situation much easier. Many thanks.”
William Harrison Whitten, “Bill”, passed away in a Dallas area hospital on November 2, 2022 at
the age of 91 after a brief illness.
William was born on October 18, 1931 in Yellowbud, Ohio to Howard and Gladys Whitten. He is
survived by his two sons Christopher Scott of Henderson, Nevada and Michael Craig of Little Elm, Texas,
his sister-in-law Gwen Whitten of Chillicothe, OH, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by Ruth Elizabeth, his wife of fifty-two years, and eight brothers and sisters: Agnes, Anne,
Jane, Lois, Howard, Dwight, Janis and David.
After completing high school, William joined the Air Force and proudly served as a pilot and pilot
instructor for over twenty-one years. He was stationed at bases in the United States, Germany and
Korea and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Upon retiring from the Air Force in 1972, Bill found
employment as a pilot with The Pickens Company, a Dallas based oil-company, where he continued his
love of flying into his later years.
He met Ruth in Miami Beach, FL and married her in Linwood, NJ on February 24, 1962. They
shared a love for traveling and visited many states and foreign countries together, including living in
Germany during one of Bill’s Air Force assignments. Bill enjoyed reading, flying, hunting and regular
Bill will be interred next to Ruth at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery after a family
memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial contribution be made to a
children’s charity of your choice.
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