OBITUARY

Richard Arnold Whitten

September 21, 1942November 1, 2019

Richard Arnold Whitten was welcomed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Nov 1, 2019. He was born Sept 21, 1942 to William Edgar Whitten and Mable Grace Coots in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He attended Shawnee High School, was a successful athlete in multiple sports and was awarded for those efforts. He later attended Oklahoma State University where he participated on the football team and pursued his academic endeavors. Richard loved his country and decided to enlist in the Army where he dedicated six years of his life. As time progressed he pursued a long career in telecommunication which included work at SWB/ATT and the creation of a private company that continues to operate. At an early age he married Carole Carson and had two daughters; later he married Brenda Schoonover and had a daughter and two sons. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, golfing, OSU athletics, socializing, and his pets. Holidays were always grand where the entire family would come together in god’s name and celebrate our lives; family was truly his greatest treasure. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, and daughter Lezlie Jobe. He is survived by his daughters Deborah Miller and Darbi Whitten; sons Derek Whitten, David Whitten and wife Tina; eleven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, November 7 at Abiding Grace Church, 116 West Forest Street in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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Loretta Barrett Oden

November 6, 2019

A sweet friend remembered with great fondness.

Ann Hart Novey

November 6, 2019

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Ann Hart Novey

Gary Williamson

November 6, 2019

Dick and I became friends while competing in Little League baseball, and our friend ship extended through junior high school, high school, and our adult lives. He was a great friend and teammate. I, and many others, will miss Dick.

Marcia Schoonover

November 5, 2019

Darbi, Derek, and David: I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I’m thinking of and praying for you and your families. Aunt Marcia