William Eugene Whitson
William E. "Bill" Whitson, 73, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Jefferson
County, died 11:30 a.m. May 20, 2000, at Hillcrest Medical Center in
Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Whitson was the owner of a trucking service.
He was born Feb. 13, 1927 in Jefferson County, a son of Ivan and Verneda
(Lisenby) Whitson. He married Emma Lou Sharp July 8, 1961; she survives.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Burial
will be at East Salem Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at
the funeral home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children; Dennis Ray Whitson
and wife Barbara of Denton, Texas; Terry Jean Pearson and husband Richard of
Parsons, Kansas; Nickie Jo Lingle and husband Rodney of Anna; Stanley Ray
Benedict of Tulsa, Okla.; Robin Faye Rowe of Tulsa, Okla.; and Randall Eugene
Whitson of Oregon; 14 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Mr. Whitson was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by
his parents and one infant brother, Marvin Whitson.
Date: DOD: 20 May 2000
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard