Lloyd Earl Whistler, 76, of Dewey, died at 7:51 P.M. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.
Funeral services for Mr. Whistler will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce Ganze of the Revival Time Outreach Center officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Elk City, Kansas directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mr. Whistler was born at Elk City, Kansas on March 23, 1938 the son of Leslie and Ida (Black) Whistler. He received his education in Independence, Kansas and then at Dewey where he played football prior to his high school graduation. In his younger years Mr. Whistler had been employed with Phillips Petroleum Company and he had also been active as a rock mason. He has primarily been active as a pastor and evangelist. He was also a musician, playing the fiddle, saxophone and piano. He is remembered as a loving father with his daughter having fond memories of attending church camp and church services with him and listening to his preaching and his music. He is also remembered for how much he loved the Lord, his daughter and his grandchildren.
Mr. Whistler is survived by his daughter, Dia Marie Hemmert of Bella Vista, Arkansas, two brothers, Edward Whistler of Kansas City, Kansas and Ted Whistler of Dewey, one sister, Virginia Hadley of Bartlesville, five grandchildren, Savannah Lasiter and husband Brian Lasiter, Addie Frick, Jacob Frick, Caleb Frick and Cole Frick, one great grandchild, Walker Lasiter, his former wife, Phyllis Bothwell of Port Isabel, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Norman Whistler and Mike Whistler.
A memorial has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Revival Time Outreach Center, 101 S.W. Virginia Ave., Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74003.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org