• Cook-Walden Funeral Home
    Austin, TX
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Don Rees Whitlock 1943 - 2014

Don Rees Whitlock

July 08, 2015
I served as your father's Labor Relations specialist during his tenure in Dallas. He was one of the fairest and most compassionate executives I knew and I remember fondly his sense of humor. He also seemed relaxed even during the most difficult of times and, to me a newcomer to Texas, personified what I enjoyed most about the people I met there. Years later when I had moved to work in the national office, he and I had several opportunities to work together again. I vividly remember his recounting his experiences in England and how glad he was that he and your mother had the opportunity to live there. Please accept my deepest condolences. There are memorable people we encounter in our private and work lives and he was one I will always remember as a man who greatly enjoyed his life and passed on good his cheerful attitude and wit to so many. .
June 22, 2014
Rob and Joy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your parents were an inspiration to all. Though I only knew them for a short time, they touched my life and when I think of my time in London I think of them. Joy, I remember the time we went to church together. Your mom was such an encouragement to me. May you have peace knowing they are together and watching over you. Sincerely, Lucy Hooker
June 21, 2014
Rob and Joy,
Despite what I have just gone through, I can only imagine the empty feeling you have. Don was an amazing man and even better father and grandfather. You both will be in my thoughts and prayers. Even though it doesn't bring him back, know that he is without pain and with Sherrie. I love you both.
June 21, 2014
Rob - I only really knew your Dad as a couple with your Mom when they would come to visit you. They were two of the kindest, nicest people I have met in my life. Recently seeing your Dad I also know he had a great sense of humor. It has been an honor to know your Dad.
June 20, 2014
We will forever miss you -Whitty and Cuz .Don was an enormous credit to our family and an incredible friend .
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