Jon Patrick Whan
October 6, 1965 – October 22, 2019
Jon Patrick Whan, 54, of San Angelo, passed away on October 22nd, 2019.
Jon was born in Wichita Falls, TX on October 6th, 1965. Jon graduated from Wichita Falls High School, then received an engineering degree from Texas Tech.
Jon married his beloved wife DeDe on February 20th, 2010. Jon had a career at NRCS and was an active member of the ASABE, as well as the Elks Lodge #1880 in San Angelo. He was passionate about Elk charities and was a member of the Belmore Baptist Church in San Angelo.
Jon is survived by his loving wife of nine years, DeDe Whan, his parents Don and Carolynn Whan (of Wichita Falls), his sister Jennifer Wolfe (of Colorado), his niece Amanda Anderson, and his nephew Jeremy Wolfe. He is survived by his two sons, Allen Sutton and wife Raelea (of Grapevine, TX), Aaron Sutton and wife Erin, plus their daughter Paisley Jo (of Edinburg, TX). He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and loving friends. Jon was loved by many and will be missed by all.
A memorial service was held at Belmore Baptist Church on October 24th, 2019, with Dr. Toby Irwin and Brother Neil Conner officiating. Donations in memory of Jon are to be sent to the Elks Foundation Scholarship Fund; Elks Lodge #1880, located at 2121 Chadbourne St, San Angelo, TX 76903.
Jon Patrick Whan
October 24, 2019
I met Jon at the Elks lodge. He was first and foremost a good man! I always enjoyed seeing him and catching up. I last saw him in Sonora a couple of weeks ago. I stopped to get some tea and was in a hurry to get back to San Angelo. I saw him and while he was trying to get somewhere quickly also we ended up talking for about twenty minutes. I am so glad we took the time to catch up! He always cared about how you were and all the others around him. I can not remember ever finishing a conversation with him and not feeling better about life in general. He always had a smile and some form of sage advice! God bless you Jon, thank you for being you brother! You were loved and will be fondly remembered. Frizz
October 24, 2019
My friend Jon
My name is Tim Buscha, I first met Jon in 1987, I was a transfer into the Agricultural Engineering Department at Texas Tech University. I was coming in from junior college, first time in a “big school’, he was a seasoned student. In his words he was still evaluating how the school could best help him in showing him a way out to the real world.
He was cool, he had Chevy Blazer 4wd and lived across the street from Campus in some coed housing, which was awesome. He had opportunity to see the girls, lived next to our favorite burger joint, Spanky’s and as we good older we could take a break from classes and hang out at his place with TV or music (no cell phones with music and streaming TV at that time).
By the way, I lived halfway across town in a apartment, again a rookie, why did I live so far from campus! Who was smarter?
During our tenure at Tech, Jon and I became very good friends. What made Jon special is he never demanded anything from you and was there EVERYTIME you needed help. That goes under appreciated at that age and maturity level, but I sure recognized it years later.
There were many 42 domino nights with our friends over beers, and domino’s played between classes in our break room at the Ag Engineer Dept. Some of the names of those fellow classmates were Roger, Sonny, Bion, John, and Rodney…I know I am forgetting many for which I am sorry, but I am know they all have great memories of Jon and are so sorry that his laughter and great nature is no longer with us.
There are a number of stories, trips for ag engineering events, and days that led to nights at the Oyster Bar that shall be reserved for my memories. However, through all of those, my friend Jon never waned of how he treated his friends and those he did not even know….a tip of his hat, with respect and with his whole heart.
I graduated in 1990, went to graduate school at A&M, Jon and another ag engineer, John Lieb came down for the Texas Tech game one year. It was cool to see the