OBITUARY

Larry D. Whitaker

October 19, 1940March 17, 2013
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Larry D. Whitaker of Edmond, OK, was born in Tellson, AZ, October 19, 1940. He went to his Heavenly home on March 17, 2013, after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was a graduate of Wynnewood OK High School, served in the US Marine Corps, and was a retired OKC Firefighter. He was also an active member of the Edmond Elks Lodge.

His hobbies and interests were watching football, traveling, playing his guitar, and singing. He loved to dance and was an avid book reader. He also enjoyed playing cards with his Elks brothers. His talents were oil painting and Western Art bronzing. He had a keen sense of humor, a love for life, and was a devoted Christian.

Larry is survived by his wife of 14 years, Billie; son, Larry Whitaker, Jr., of CA; stepchildren: Kelly & husband Patrick Hall, David Green, Sandy & husband John Connelly, and Julie Reinke; sister, Carolyn & husband Duane Boyce; two brothers, Kenneth Whiteaker and Bobby Whiteaker; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was loved by all and will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be at Memorial Park Funeral Home, Friday, from 9am to 8pm. Funeral services will be 2pm, Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sky's The Limit Ranch, Inc. in Edmond, OK P O Box 16200, Edmond, OK 73113.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2013
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Larry D. Whitaker

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Patty Lepchenske

May 29, 2013

This candle is for Dear Larry

Patty Lepchenske

May 29, 2013

Dear Billie, so sorry about Larry, he was such a sweetheart and the Love of your life. RIP Dear Larry

May 29, 2013

Dear Billie, so sorry about Larry, he was such a sweetheart and the Love of your life. RIP Dear Larry

Coke Makerney

March 22, 2013

Larry was a great friend of mine we fished a lot together and caught some big ones he told me he was ready to go home and had every thing in order and I know he did we had a lot of laughs and fun together he told me the day before he left this ol world coke I want to say goodbye so we said our goodbyes I Will miss him very much god bless you Larry

Rick Cohee

March 22, 2013

Billie my friend I am so sorry for your loss. I understand the hurt.

Larry Whitaker Jr.

March 22, 2013

Dad you told me not to cry for you, and that you and mom will be waiting for me. Well I'm not crying for you, just crying a little because I have to wait to talk to you again. You're the best father a son could ever hope to have.

Phyllis Brewer

March 22, 2013

I always knew that my cousin Larry was a very talented person. Although distance prevented me from spending as much time with he and his family as I would have liked, the times we did share were very precious. We had lots of laughs and music during the Wynnewood Alumni Reunions and family get togethers. Larry was a hard-working firefighter, loving father and husband. And I agree with others, a very strong sense of humor. Courageous and brave to the end. You will be missed my friend and know that you will also be remembered. May the awesome peace of God and his eternal love be with Larry's family.

kelley hall

March 21, 2013

"A life well lived"...that is what comes to mind when I think of my step-dad. He was a steady and dependable source of love, encouragement and support for me growing up. He was someone who embraced live and accepted others unconditionally. He loved me like his own and for that, I will be eternally grateful. To him, all I have to say is "I love you and I will see you later!" love, Kelley

JoAnn & Art Corcoran

March 21, 2013

Alway like hearing Larry sing! Had some great times in the garage listening to him & everyone sing together. Will miss him truly.

Gary Thurman

March 19, 2013

Larry was the best capt I ever worked for. He was also a great friend and we had many great fishing trips...I loved the man like a brother...I miss him...