OBITUARY

John David Whitfield

November 5, 1933January 26, 2019
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John David “Jay” Whitfield, 85, of Paola, KS passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019.

John was born on November 5, 1933 in Knoxville, TN to George and Lillie (Clabough) Whitfield. He served in the U.S. Army active duty from 1956-1958 and in the Reserves from 1958-1962. In 1995, he retired from Yellow Freight in Overland Park, KS after 40 years. He was a current member of the American Legion Post #156 in Paola, KS.

John was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Madaline Evangeline “Eve” Whitfield. John is survived by brothers, Bobby “Joe” and Tony “Rocky” Whitfield; children, Tereasa “Terry” Branson-Corbin, Madaline “Gail” Chandler, David (Kelly) Whitfield, Sheryl “Sherry” King, and Steven (Polly) Whitfield; 8 treasured grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Daisy.

Visitation will be from 10 am - 12 pm on Thursday, January 31st, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. Graveside services will be 2:30 pm on Thursday in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.

  • FAMILY

  • Madaline Evangeline "Eve" Whitfield, Wife
  • Bobby "Joe" Whitfield, Brother
  • Tony "Rocky" Whifield, Brother
  • Tereasa "Terry" Branson-Corbin, Daughter
  • Madaline “Gail” Chandler, Daughter
  • David Whitfield and his wife, Kelly, Son
  • Sheryl "Sherry" King, Daughter
  • Steven Whitfield and his wife, Polly, Son
  • John is also survived by 8 treasured grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Daisy.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Whitfield
  • Steven Whitfield
  • Reily Whitfield
  • John Russell
  • Chris Turk
  • Jeff Kinder

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 31, 2019
REMEMBERING

John David Whitfield

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Carol Mingucci

January 28, 2019

I have known Jay for a long time. Jay and Eve were my parents best friends for years. He was a very nice man, and funny too. I have lost touch over the years but have great memories. I can only imagine the shenanigans that might happen in Heaven when they are all reunited again.

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Biography

John David “Jay” Whitfield, 85, of Paola, KS passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019.

John was born on November 5, 1933 in Knoxville, TN to George and Lillie (Clabough) Whitfield. He served in the U.S. Army active duty from 1956-1958 and in the Reserves from 1958-1962. In 1995, he retired from Yellow Freight in Overland Park, KS after 40 years. He was a current member of the American Legion Post #156 in Paola, KS.

John was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Madaline Evangeline “Eve” Whitfield. John is survived by brothers, Bobby “Joe” and Tony “Rocky” Whitfield; children, Tereasa “Terry” Branson-Corbin, Madaline “Gail” Chandler, David (Kelly) Whitfield, Sheryl “Sherry” King, and Steven (Polly) Whitfield; 8 treasured grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Daisy.

Visitation will be from 10 am - 12 pm on Thursday, January 31st, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. Graveside services will be 2:30 pm on Thursday in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.