Earl Woodrow Whittington, 95, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in Weatherford, TX. He was a Sweetwater resident. Graveside services will be held at Roscoe Cemetery in Roscoe.
Earl was born May 4, 1918 in Havana, Yell County, Arkansas. He was the third child of Perry Vartiman Whittington and Zetta Babb Whittington. He graduated from Sweetwater High School. He worked in the CCC camps before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1941 during WWII. CPL. Earl W. Whittington spent four years of WWII with the Aircraft Assembly Squadron assembling gliders while stationed at Bizerte and Casa Blanca in North Africa, and then Naples, France near the battle of Salerno. Earl was discharged in October 1945. He received a BS degree from Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (1952), (known as University of Texas at El Paso today) He is a retired chemist, geologist and heavy mechanic on diesel engines and gas line compressors. He was an active member and a High Priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry V. and Zetta (Babb) Whittington; two brothers, Enoch A. Whittington and Mack Larry Whittington; four sisters, Eula Beatrice Boyd Folsom, Elnor Ruth King, Joyce Ora May and Emily Jeanette Boyer.
Pallbearers are Dennis Bingham, Wendell Whittington, Lee Whittington, Bob Boyd, Perry P. King and Ryan Rowley.
Honorary Pallbearers are Thomas Boyer and Steven Fortenberry.
The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home Friday, Feb. 21, from 6-8 p.m.
Full Military Graveside Rites will held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Roscoe Cemetery at 11 a.m. directed by McCoy Funeral Home.