John Willingham, 73, passed away on Thursday, June , 20, 2013, at Ardmore, Oklahoma. Visitation services will be 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Craddock Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at Craddock's Funeral Chapel.
Born in Marsden, Oklahoma, January 1940, to Henry and Edna Willingham, he grew up and attended school in Wilson, Oklahoma. John in the US Navy during the mid '50s. In 1964 he moved to Florida where he went to work for the Cocoa Police Department 1967-1997, where he received numerous awards and certificates for his police work as a dedicated police officer. He also worked in security with the local community college until 1997. After retiring he moved to Astor, Florida, then on to Oklahoma in 2006.
John is survived by a sister, Sue Jones of Florida; nieces, Marcy Doolittle of Georgia, Kelly Rosen of California; great-nephews, Johnny and Cameron; great-nieces Lindsey, Courtney and Madison; cousins, David and Susan Willingham of Oklahoma, Tommy and Deloris Choate of Oklahoma; plus aunts, uncles and numerous other cousins living in Oklahoma.
Those wishing to make donations, may make them to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1483, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Online condolences may be made at craddockfuneralhome.com.