Jason Ralph Whiting
January 24, 1972 – November 1, 2018
Jason R. Whiting, 46, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Norfolk, VA. Jason was born at Travis AFB in California and lived most of his life in Altus, OK. Jason graduated Altus High School and had served in Desert Storm with the Oklahoma NG prior to enlisting in the Coast Guard to later retire. He was also a member of the VFW. Jason had a crazy sense of adventure, he loved camping the outdoors with his family and he attempted the TAT before he became too ill to continue. He fought a valiant battle with heart disease and family has asked that donations be sent to the American Heart Association. Left to cherish his memory is his fiancé, Kimberly Thurber and her son Steven Thurber; parents, Ralph and Sandi Whiting; children, Andrew Jason and Claire Rose Whiting, McEwen, TN; Chase Niemeyer and grand-daughter, Evelyn Rain Neimyer of Enid OK; sister, Beth Whiting of Altus OK; nephew, Zachary Wylie, Fort Worth TX. Many cousins, aunts and uncles. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.
Jason Ralph Whiting
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November 25, 2018
Memory from youth. We were in Brian's car - I think it was like a short station wagon - driving down a back road late one night (I think going to Brian's home). Jason and I think either Chuck decided to take turns surfing on the top of the car while driving down the road. A state trooper drives passed us and quickly does a u-turn then turns on his lights and peruses us. Of course, they got back in long before the cop caught up with us. We were scared crazy. The cop came back for us because a tail light was out. We laughed our asses off. It was fun growing up with you.
November 13, 2018
I was stationed with Jason while in the Coast Guard and share many watches with him. Jason was a considerate and funny guy to work with. Jason helped me out with becoming qualified on Legare and I owe him for things I’ve learned and used in my own life. A good person and gone too soon... condolences and prayers for the family.
You’re watch is over, you’ve been relieved, we’ll take the watch from here.
Rest well my brother
Norman Berfield, Sr
November 12, 2018
Jason was a childhood friend from Altus that made an impact on everyone's life he came in contact with. In school, he had such a great sense of humor that was infectious to everyone around him. Although I had not seen him in quite some time, we were able to stay in contact on social media. He was a Veteran, a father, a fiancé, a son, and a friend to many. Jason will be missed by myself and by many. May you rest in peace my friend. I know I will see you again🙏.