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James Houston Whitt

February 12, 1937 — March 27, 2022

James "Jim" Houston Whitt went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2022 in OKC, OK at 85 years of age. He was born in Sherman, TX to Berlin G. and Irene (Douglas) Whitt on February 12, 1937.
As a young boy, Jim attended a tent revival and became a Christian. He lived his life as a servant of the Lord. Jim graduated from Colbert High School in OK. He attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Physics. Jim served his country in the United States Air Force from 1962-1965 as a First Lieutenant Missile Launch Officer stationed at Plattsburgh, NY.
He married the love of his life, Lucy (Petty) Whitt on February 16, 1963 in Bells, TX. Jim and Lucy moved to Tulsa, OK where he worked on engineering projects and raised a family of 3 children. He received his Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Tulsa.
One of Jim's greatest accomplishments was working in the bus ministries of the churches that he attended, including Sequoyah Hills Baptist Church and Memorial Baptist Church. He visited his bus route families every Saturday, knocking on doors and inviting people to church. Jim moved to Anadarko, OK in 1982 where he worked at Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. He became a member of the First Baptist Church where he enjoyed serving in various capacities as a deacon, a bus minister, and a children's church worker. Jim eventually went to work as a civilian for Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma and retired as an Operations Research Analyst. Jim and Lucy remained faithfully together for 54 years until her passing on September 20, 2017. Jim retired from the church bus ministry after 49 years of service. Jim leaves behind a legacy of hard work, devotion, and Christian character for all who knew him.
Jim is preceded in death by his: parents; wife, Lucy; sister Vivian (Whitt) Pritchett
Jim is survived by his:
Three Children: Jimmy Whitt, St. Petersburg, FL
Janet Elrod & husband, Robert, Norman, OK
Jennifer Dennis and husband Patrick of Newcastle, OK
Two Granddaughters: Hannah (Elrod) Reyes and husband Chad of Norman, OK
Katelyn Elrod, Denver, CO
One Brother: Glen Whitt & wife, Lynne, Denison, TX
Two Nephews: Dr. Jeffrey Whitt, wife, Erica Cole, & children, Jake Cole & Penelope Whitt, Denton, TX; Hunter Marrow, Sugar Land, TX
One Niece: Amanda Jackson, Dallas, TX
One Sister-in-Law: Pat Benrud, Chickasha, OK

Our family wishes to express our gratitude to the caregivers and employees from Jim's home at HarborChase Assisted Living, and special thanks to Katy Carr who went above and beyond for Jim. We appreciate the excellent care provided to us through Traditions Hospice. We also want to thank Jim's special caregiver & friend, Mary Dobbs, for staying by his side through life's challenges.

Funeral: 10:00 am, Friday, April 1, 2022
First Baptist Church, Anadarko, OK

Graveside: 11:00 am, Friday, April 1, 2022
Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, OK

Visitation: 9:00 am � 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK

Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home-Anadarko, OK
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Thursday, March 31, 2022

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Ray and Martha's Funeral Home Anadarko

1115 South Mission Street, Anadarko, OK 73005

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Friday, April 1, 2022

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