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Melton ‘Tuffy’ Whitsitt of Wichita Falls


Melton “Tuffy” Whitsitt, 82, of Wichita Falls, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 in Wichita Falls.

Melton Whitsitt

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Henrietta with Rev. Jim Strickland, pastor of the Texoma Cowboy Church in Wichita Falls officiating. Burial will be in the Joy Cemetery in Joy under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Mr. Whitsitt was born March 30, 1929 in Jack County to Oscar Addison and Minnie Samantha (Jackson) Whitsitt. He married Patsy Corley on Aug. 31, 1946 in Brown Community, Clay County. Mr. Whitsitt was retired from the Oil Field where he worked as a drilling consultant and was a member of the Texoma Cowboy Church in Wichita Falls.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy Whitsitt on July 6, 2009; two brothers, and five sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Whitsitt and wife Pat of Wichita Falls, and Chris Whitsitt and wife Debra of Granbury; three daughters, Donnita Hayes of Wichita Falls, Janice Kay Smith and husband Gary of Wichita Falls, and Joy Denise Fowler of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Eula Fay of Jacksboro, Margaret McMahan of Wichita Falls, Dee Browning of Atlanta, Ga., and Louise Pearson of Arlington; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at Davis Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls at P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.


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