Don Rees Whitlock

August 19, 1943May 27, 2014
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Don R. Whitlock, born August 19, 1943 passed away on May 27, 2014. Born and raised in Ropesville, Texas, Don was a proud graduate of Texas Tech University and a 40-year retired employee of the IRS. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Sharon and his beloved parents. Don is survived by his two children, Rob Whitlock and Joy Whitlock, along with his dearly-loved grandchildren, Lori Whitlock and Danielle Camp. Don is also survived by his two brothers and three sisters.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 22, 2014

Don Rees Whitlock

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Philip Byrnes

July 9, 2015

I served as your father's Labor Relations specialist during his tenure in Dallas. He was one of the fairest and most compassionate executives I knew and I remember fondly his sense of humor. He also seemed relaxed even during the most difficult of times and, to me a newcomer to Texas, personified what I enjoyed most about the people I met there. Years later when I had moved to work in the national office, he and I had several opportunities to work together again. I vividly remember his recounting his experiences in England and how glad he was that he and your mother had the opportunity to live there. Please accept my deepest condolences. There are memorable people we encounter in our private and work lives and he was one I will always remember as a man who greatly enjoyed his life and passed on good his cheerful attitude and wit to so many. .

Lucy Hooker

June 23, 2014

Rob and Joy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your parents were an inspiration to all. Though I only knew them for a short time, they touched my life and when I think of my time in London I think of them. Joy, I remember the time we went to church together. Your mom was such an encouragement to me. May you have peace knowing they are together and watching over you. Sincerely, Lucy Hooker

John Hart

June 21, 2014

Rob and Joy,
Despite what I have just gone through, I can only imagine the empty feeling you have. Don was an amazing man and even better father and grandfather. You both will be in my thoughts and prayers. Even though it doesn't bring him back, know that he is without pain and with Sherrie. I love you both.

Dale Embry

June 21, 2014

Rob - I only really knew your Dad as a couple with your Mom when they would come to visit you. They were two of the kindest, nicest people I have met in my life. Recently seeing your Dad I also know he had a great sense of humor. It has been an honor to know your Dad.

Maugie and Gary Holcomb

June 21, 2014

We will forever miss you -Whitty and Cuz .Don was an enormous credit to our family and an incredible friend .

Laurie Hudson

June 20, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was my boss in Dallas when I was in Collection, and he was wonderful to work for. I have many happy memories of those times. Sending prayers to Rob and Joy....

June 20, 2014

Don was a great brother-in-law and even better friend. While we will all miss him, he is now reunited with Sherrie, the love of his life.

Jerry & Sue Treece

Tricia Wortham

June 19, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was an Amazing man to work for. He treated me like Gold! I will never forget him!

Carol Harper

June 18, 2014

Rob & Joy, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I traveled with Don while he was in Dallas and worked for Don in Austin for a long time. He could put an irate CPA in his place with the greatest of ease and smile the entire time. He taught me allot. You and your families are in my prayers.

Joy Whitlock

June 17, 2014

For any little girl or boy,
A father is extremely important.
To be a role model, and
Hold your hand when you are scared.
Even though you are gone, we will
Remember, always.