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D. Wiley Whitten Jr.


1945 - 2015
D. Wiley Whitten Jr. Obituary
D. Wiley Whitten Jr., 69, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at a local hospital. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Wiley was born in Fort Worth in 1945, the son of Dexter "Red" and Helen Whitten. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he obtained both an associate's in nursing and a BA in finance. Later he received an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Whitten was employed by John Peter Smith Hospital for several years as a home health administrator. He spent the last years of his career making a tremendous impact on the lives of patients by providing in-home health services. Wiley and his wife, Judi, made their home in Fort Worth and enjoyed traveling to Europe often. He was a devoted baseball fan and loved collecting memorabilia and researching the histories behind smalltown Texas teams. He wrote a book, "Champions of Naught Six," about the Cleburne Railroaders' road to the Texas Championship in 1906. Wiley was humorous in that dry, extremely witty way. He was a lifelong scholar, educator and writer, a good husband, son, brother, dad and friend. Survivors: His beloved wife, Judi; his children, son, Darren Whitten and his wife, Angela, of North Richland Hills and daughters, Tara Benson and her husband, Jim, and Kari and her husband, Stephen, both of Burleson; his sister, Darla and her husband, Jerry; three stepchildren; and 11 grandchildren.
Published in Star-Telegram on Sept. 6, 2015
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