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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • John Harvey “Johnny” Whitener

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  • Funeral Services for John Harvey "Johnny" Whitener, 87, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Ringling with Bro. Virgil Ridenour officiating. Interment will follow at the Orr Cemetery south of Ringling.
    Johnny was born Aug. 8, 1926 at Orr to the late Martin D. Whitener and Jennie (Clark) Whitener. He departed this life Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at his home in Ringling.
    Johnny was raised at Orr and eastern Oklahoma. He married the former Ms. Cleta Jo Lamascus in 1967 and they resided most of their lives together in the Ringling and Loco area. Johnny worked in the oilfield as a roustabout mostly for Richard Hatfield. He always enjoyed being on the go. He loved to travel and enjoyed driving his cars.
    Preceding him in death are his parents; first wife Dora Whitener; wife Cleta Jo, Dec. 28, 1994; daughter, Murielene McCain, July 4, 1981; brother, Tommy Whitener and two sisters, Rosie Locke and Alice Whitener.
    Survivors include his daughters, Leta Jo Thompso
    n and husband Gary of Ringling, Audrey Elaine Turner and husband Kenneth of Ardmore, Pamela Renee Turner and husband John of Lone Gove and Carolyn Ann Ballard and husband Ernie of Chicopee, Mass.; son, Billy James Whitener and wife Lisa of Ratliff City; sister, Ruby Cross of Loco; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Numerous other family and friends.
    Pallbearers will be John Eric Turner, Billy Turner, Billy White, Kenneth McCain, Carl Gilbreath and Clint Smith.
    Honorary bearers will be Brian Mealman, Brandon Isom and Kyle Teafatiller.
    Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home in Ringling.
    Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.

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