Claude Darrel Whitten
April 6, 1930 – March 18, 2020
Claude Darrel Whitten known as Bubba by his fellow workers, Sam by his nephews and Pop by his beloved church family. To his immediate family he was known as Dad, Papa and GGPA. Took his place with the Lord at age 89, Wednesday March 18th, 2020 in Burney, Ca from natural causes. The funeral services at this time will be graveside for immediate family only with special instructions due to the new regulations and social distancing. Claude Darrel Whitten was born April 6th, 1930 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, to William Oscar Whitten of Willow Springs, Missouri, and Jose Pope of Gainesville, Texas. He was number 9 of 10 children, the baby boy of 7 girls and 3 boys. His family moved to California in 1941 where he attended Lemoore High School and met his beautiful bride, Phyllis Arlene Brady. Darrel and Phyllis were married on May 26th, 1950 in Carson City, Nevada. They would have been married 70 years this May. Darrel worked at PG&E as a gas pipeline operator for 35 years. He was very involved in the First Baptist church of Burney California as a Deacon, mentored young pastors, counseled young Christians and was an example to all those around him. Darrel is survived by his wife, Phyllis Arlene of Burney, CA.; Son, Darrel Eugene and wife, Akemi Whitten of Tokyo, Japan; Daughter, Carol Ann and husband, Jim Webb of Burney, Ca; Son, Kenneth Leroy and wife, Suzi Whitten of Bozeman, Mo; Grandchildren, Cade and wife, Andrea Webb of Eureka, California; Shelby and husband, Chris Zanni of Mount Shasta, Ca; Sarah and Nick of Johannesburg, South Africa; Great-grandchildren, Brooke, Grant, Bailey, Callen, Rhett and Katie. Darrel was preceded in death by his parents, 6 sisters and 2 brothers.
- Phyllis Whitten, Wife
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Claude Darrel Whitten
Karen Nethery Alves
March 28, 2020
I have so many great memories of Darrel, Phyllis and the Whitten kids while growing up in Burney. They were like family to us. Our dads worked together, our moms were friends, and we all attended church together. I’m so glad I got to visit with them this past Summer. I treasure all the memories! I know Darrel is strong and healthy in Heaven and has joy like we can only imagine. Love to all the family and just know our family is praying for all of you.