Thomas Curtis Whitesell
February 18, 1941 – March 12, 2018
Col. Thomas Curtis Whitesell, 77 was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 18, 1941. Graduated from Haverford School and continued on to receive a BA in American History from Pennsylvania Military College, MA in Guidance and Counseling from Wayne State University and Doctor of Education from Louisiana State University. Was married to Charon Jean Stouffer on August 20, 1966; they were married 51 years. Served as an Officer (82ABN,5thSF, MSC) in The United States Army for 29 years. He enjoyed water sports, travel and spending time with family. He was also involved in church leadership, International and local missions and Kairos.
Is survived by wife Charon (Stouffer), son Dr. Thomas C. Whitesell, Jr (Jan), daughter Andrea J. Priest (Lee), grandchildren Adam, Liliana, Lena, and Joshua and brother Dr. James J. Whitesell (Tallulah). Is preceded in death by his parents Melvin W.Whitesell and Dorothy J. Whitesell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to New Day Adult Center, 301 Ebbtide Dr., N. Palm Beach, FL 33408, First Presbyterian Church North Palm Beach, attn: Mission Kairos MCC, 717 Prosperity Farms Rd, N. Palm Beach, FL. 33408 or charity of choice. The family of Col. Thomas C. Whitesell wishes to thank New Day Adult Center, Arden Court and VITAS.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 717 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, FL. 33408.
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
Thomas Curtis Whitesell
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Jon and Kathy Christiansen
March 14, 2018
We are so happy that our grandchildren and daughters could have Tom and Charon as adopted grandparents as we
Serve in Zimbabwe. We did share some celebrations like Thanksgiving and new baby meals with them also. The threesome of Jaskson and Tom and Charon were a sight to behold as they drove around ministering to others with food or errands to others in the community. Tom always had a story and a smile and was so welcoming to others. The Lord brought the Whitesell family into our life providentially at our youngest daughter’s place of employment. It was ‘Love at first meeting”. The loss is great to our family and Charon’s but gain for Heaven. We celebrate Tom’s life with tears and hugs but also with relief and hope that we shall reunite with all the saints at
Our Savious’s feet. Hallelujah!