Harold William Whitling Jr., 78, of Weatherford, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Harold was born Dec. 11, 1935, in Eastland County to Harold and Jewell Whitling. He joined the United States Army in 1955 and met a lifelong friend in Tom Bridges.
Upon returning home he met the love of his life Wanda Day. They were married March 5, 1960 in Kermit, Texas.
He had many careers during his lifetime but retired from 7-11 after 25 years of service. He was a faithful member of South Side Baptist Church in Weatherford. He loved to cook and did so often for his family and friends. He loved camping and spent many summers with his family at one of his favorite places, Willow Creek, Colorado.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wanda Whitling; children, Dewayne Whitling and wife, Kelly, of Terrell, Texas, Sara Yingst, of Weatherford, Sam Whitling and wife, Rene, of Weatherford, son, Glen Whitling and wife, Sherri, of Weatherford; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sister, Mary Leonard and husband, Dave, of Hobbs, New Mexico, sister, Wanda Buffington and husband, Bob, of College Station, Texas and sister, Betty Venegas and husband, Arturo, of Kermit, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Jewell Whitling; brothers, Chuckie and Jim Whitling; and son-in-law, Jim Yingst.
Memorial services will be held Friday, April 25, 2014, at South Side Baptist Church in Weatherford at 2 p.m.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Harold’s honor to one of the two organizations that touch his family: American Diabetes Association or Breast Cancer Society.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel