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Numan Dean Whittle

April 14, 1926January 24, 2018
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Numan Dean Whittle of Dallas went home to his merciful Lord in the afternoon of January 24th, 2018. He was preceeded in death by his beloved wife – Mary Helen, son-Raymond and grandson-Russell. He was deeply loved by his three daughters: Phyllis Miller (Carl), Barbara Terry (Mark) and Wanda Boyce (Danny). He thoroughly enjoyed his remaining nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He proudly served our country with the United States Army Air Forces in World War II on Tinian Island during the time of atomic war. He was barely a legal adult when his service began. His natural abilities and sense of adventure carried him through deployment. Not until his 70’s did any of his family know he had been the airplane mechanic on the top-secret flight that carried the third, undetonated atomic bomb to the Philippines for long-term storage. After returning from war, he and Mary Helen grew their family. He decided to become a truck driver and successfully drove three million miles over the next 30+ years without an accident. He retired from truck driving and they settled into life with grandchildren and caretaking of older relatives. He loved to entertain guests and relished gatherings where he presided over an ever-growing family. He was involved in numerous civic and farming organizations over the years and was a long-time member of Prairie Creek Baptist Church. He and Mary Helen founded and built multiple businesses through the years including the Whittle Feed Store which is now owned and vibrantly operated by his youngest daughter, Wanda. Three generations of Whittles have worked in the Feed Store. Numan was an avid newspaper reader and often gifted those around him with readings (and spellings of words) of the Dallas Morning News and Wall Street Journal. He was a proud Republican and supporter of the 2nd amendment. In his last months, he was lovingly cared for by his longtime assistant, Maria, as well as caregivers Carmen, Darlene and Peggy. We are profoundly grateful to Mr. Paul Markowitz of Senior Living Specialists for his support and guidance over the last 18 months. We owe a debt of gratitude to Reliant Home Health, in particular Monica, who provided home health services. Numan was very fond of Monica and could remember details of their conversations long after Alzheimer’s had robbed him of so many memories. In his final days, Numan was in the care of a true angel, Natalie Milas, of Notice Care Homes. She and her staff gently tended to him with dignity and grace. We are grateful to the staff of Baylor University Medical Center Emergency Department and 11 Roberts for taking such good care of our beloved father/grandfather. We will always hold dear the nurse who stood beside him as he breathed his last breath, Charry. He went home to glory in peace for which we are eternally thankful.

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Bill Melton

January 28, 2018

May God Bless Numan and the Family.

Kathy Ryer

January 28, 2018

Barbara, Wanda and Phyllis, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I have fond memories of all the Whittles just around the corner when I was a kid. He was a good man and gave his children and grandchildren a good foundation on which to grow. We have all been blessed by the strength of our fathers. My prayers and condolences are with you during this difficult time.
Kathy Ryer

Monica Johnson

January 27, 2018

It has been such an honor to care for your daddy and papa! He always had such wonderful stories and some were so crazy, I would have to make sure that it was okay to believe them. Wow! What a life he lived! He beamed with joy when he talked about his family and his time that he served his country. I can only imagine the joyous memories that you all have remembering the years that you were able to share with him. Thank you again for letting me share the last few months! You are all in my thoughts and prayers that God will keep your hearts at peace and filled with lovely memories of him.

"Nurse Monica"

January 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Bone and Barbara Ramirez

bone ramirez

January 27, 2018

Condolences to the Whittle family. I was informed by Scott Robson this morning that your Dad had passed away. Bone and I was sad to hear this, your family always had a special part in our lives. The ten years we spent at the Dallas Hunting and Fishing club was one of the happiest times and having your family as neighbors was the best. We could always depend on your Dad to get Bone out of trouble when he would get the tractor too close to the lake. We would call your Dad and he would come to the rescue. Carl is a wonderful mechanic and Wanda was always very helpful at the feed store. I know he is in a better place and we hope to see him again in the hereafter. We miss Bootsie very much, I'm sure they are talking about old times now as I write this. May GOD bless your family in these difficult times. Always, Bone and Barbara Ramirez

Wanda and Randall Tuley

January 27, 2018

We have so many pleasant memories of the Whittle family. All of you are among God's chosen. Randall especially enjoyed his almost daily Post Office meetings with Mr. Whittle to chat about historical events. His was a life fully lived. Please accept our condolences.

January 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karl and Susan Babb

January 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karl and Susan Babb

Dale and Karen Denny

January 27, 2018

We heard of Mr. Whittle's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Paula Balch

January 26, 2018

I remember Mr. Whittle as usher at Prairie Creek, and he scared me into behaving during church! But I also remember his great laugh! To the family, please be assured of our love and sympathy for you.

Paula & Randy Balch

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