Glenn Richard Whitwell, 79, and his wife, Ronda Yvonne Whitwell, 74, of Joshua passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Dallas. Service: 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Charles E. Payne will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Earl Sides and the Rev. Brooks Monk. Interment: 1:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Whitwell, David Whitwell, Brian Dotson, Robert Dotson, Blake Dotson and Cody Walker. Memorials: May be made to the Children's Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, 700 Woodard Ave., Cleburne, Texas 76033. The Whitwells were married April 12, 1957, in St. Louis, Mo. Glenn Richard Whitwell was born April 24, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo., to Orval and Anna Hohl Whitwell. He served two years in the United States Navy
and served 24 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a master sergeant. Glenn was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and attended the Faith Bible Institute. Ronda Yvonne Whitwell was born Dec. 30, 1938, in St. Louis, Mo., to James Ogle and Edna Giltner Chostner. She worked as a data input operator for more than 20 years and was a homemaker. She was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she worked tirelessly on the food committee. Mr. and Mrs. Whitwell were also active in the church as Barnabas Partners and both worked in the Awanas Club with the Youth Department. Mr. Whitwell was preceded in death by his parents. Mrs. Whitwell was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rose Marie Chostner. Survivors: Son, Steven Whitwell and wife, Pamela, of Burleson; daughter, Jean Marie Dotson-Altic and husband, Robert, of Olathe, Kan.; grandchildren, Jonathan Whitwell, David Whitwell and wife, Kristy, Brian Dotson, Robert Dotson, Blake Dotson and Janelle Dotson; and several other relatives and friends. Glenn is also survived by a brother, Dale Whitwell and wife, Betty, of Pflugerville.