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Donald Whitney, Sr.

Donald Robert Whitney, Sr.

Monday, December 18th, 1939 - Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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Obituary

Donald Robert Whitney, Sr., 80, of Arlington, Texas passed away on March 4, 2020, following a life fully lived.

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Monday, March 9 at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2100 North Davis Drive, Arlington with the Rev. Robert Strittmatter presiding over the Celebration of Life. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

Don was born in New Haven, Connecticut on December 18, 1939. He graduated from Laneri High School in Fort Worth in 1958 and earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Don married Dolores Sulak on February 7, 1959 in Arlington. They were happily married for 61 years.

Don worked for the General Motors Corporation at numerous locations retiring as the Chief Operating Officer for Guide Corporation after serving over 40 years in the automobile business. His true passion was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.

Don was preceded in death by his father, Donald Whitney, his mother, Marion Whitney, and his brothers, John Whitney and Robert Whitney.

Survivors: Wife, Dolores; daughter, Deborah Kryak of Houston, Texas; son, Donald R. Whitney, Jr. of Gahanna, Ohio; son, Douglas Whitney of Huntington, Indiana; son, Daniel and Erin Whitney of Honolulu, Hawaii; son, Darrin and Anita Whitney of Frisco, Texas; and son, Darrell Whitney of Oakland Township, Michigan; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, David Whitney of Mansfield, Texas; and brother, Paul Whitney of Pullman, Washington.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wake Service 1

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    Rosary
  • Service

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
    Address
    2100 N Davis Dr
    ARLINGTON, TX 76012
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Dear Darrell Whitney & Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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