Derral "Wayne" Whitlock, 74, of Carlsbad, N.M, was preceded in death by his father Wayne Calentine of Carlsbad and Margie Lyle of Ruidoso. Wayne met his Lord on Jan. 22, 2014, and is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jeanne. He is also survived by his sisters: Anita Bedingfield and Della Calentine; brothers: Wayne Calentine Jr. and Kelly Wayne Allen; his three sons: John, Wade and Micah and their families. He was grandfather of 10, great grandfather of two, and was loved by dozens of other family members and friends. Wayne was a New Mexico native, grew up in Ruidoso, later worked for NASA's Gemini and Apollo missions, owned a real estate company, and retired as a registered nurse after 15 years. Wayne had a passion for his Lord Jesus, all things outdoors, including hiking, hunting and fishing at Elephant Butte with all his loved ones.
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A Graveside Service will be held at the Carlsbad Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Condolences may be expressed at Dentonwood.com.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 North Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on Jan. 26, 2014