Paul Vedel Whittington
April 7, 1941 – February 12, 2021
Paul Vedel Whittington, 79, of Grand Prairie, Texas, changed his address from Grand Prairie to the city of heaven on February 12, 2021. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Paul managed his diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible.
He was born in Dallas, Texas on April 7th, 1941 to Sherman an Mary Whittington. Paul graduated from Crozier Tech in Dallas, Texas. He was married to Ruby L. Whittington on July 1, 1960 Paul had a career in welding with Gifford Hill American. He was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God in Grand Prairie, Texas and had a passion for traveling and spending time with family. An avid Dallas Cowboys fan he enjoyed cheering them to victory and watching wrestling.
Paul is preceded in death by his mother Mary Francis Whittington and father “Cotton” Whittington. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Whittington; son Danny Whittington and wife, Cathy; daughter Deborah Williams and her husband, Stuart; son Larry Whittington and his fiancé, Sandy; daughter-in-law Donna Whittington; sisters: Charlotte Amon and her husband, Dennis, Linda Samford; brother Billy Whittington and his wife, Joyce. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 21st at 1:00 pm, at Grand Prairie Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth Street. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Paul’s honor at https://www.parkinson.org/
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grandprairiefh.com for the Whittington family.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Paul Vedel Whittington
February 18, 2021
Ruby & family,
I have known you all since 1973 when our family began going to Lakeland Heights. So many fond memories of you & Paul! I always loved to kid Paul, especially as a teen. We had a fun rivalry playing volleyball.
You have always been his rock, Ruby! I love how you have stood by him through his illnesses and encouraged him. You two have been a role model for the wedding vows, in sickness and in health. You have raised three wonderful kids, who are now adults with children of their own.
Love you & will be praying for comfort in the days to come.