Floyd L. Whitson, 82 year old Sharon resident, died Friday, June 2, 2017 in the Seiling Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Sharon with the Reverend Ken McKinley officiating. Burial will follow in the North Persimmon Cemetery, east of Sharon. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the United States Navy.
Floyd Lester Whitson was born on July 10, 1934 in Finley, Oklahoma to Zelno Thomas and Cora Lee (Sizemore) Whitson. Floyd grew up in the Cheyenne area and attended Cheyenne schools. He was inducted into the United States Navy at the age of 17. He served his country on the U.S.S. Fort Marion during his time in the Navy. After his honorable discharge, Floyd returned to Oklahoma.
He was united in marriage to Bonnie Harris and to this union they were blessed with three children, Jessie, Dixie, and Rhodona. Later, Floyd became blessed with a daughter Marna. Floyd went to work for Oklahoma Cement Company for a period of time before he went into Oilfield Sales. He later went to work as a Truck Driver and drove over 4 Millions miles, which was an unbelievable accomplishment.
On March 24, 1984, he was united in marriage to Lois Quinby. They made their home in Sharon and they have lived there since that time.
Floyd was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion, a charter member of the Moose Lodge, the Ambucs, and a life member of the VFW. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Floyd never met a stranger and will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Whitson of the home in Sharon; six children: Jessie Whitson and wife Sandy of Spencer, Dixie McDonald of Woodward, Rhodona Thomas and husband Sean of Laverne, Marna Wilkerson of Arnett, Alan Quinby and wife Tonya of Woodward, Ronda Custer and husband Mervin of Woodward; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way; one sister, Connie Waldrop and husband J.W. of Woodward; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zelno and Cora, and two brothers, John Whitson and Raymond Whitson.