Jerry Dwight


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Jerry Dwight Whitley

Oct 29 1945 - Jun 04 2005

Jerry Dwight Whitley was born in De Queen, Arkansas on October 29, 1945 to Marvin and Ethel Whitley. Jerry served 14 years on the Police Department and 18 years as a volunteer Fire Fighter in De Queen. He then served 2 years as Chief of Police in Oklahoma. After retiring from Law Enforcement, Jerry worked as a manager for Gordon’s Jewelers and then began a new career as a Private Investigator which he continued from 1984 until his illness rendered him unable to continue to do so in 2000. He also worked part-time with his home based business in Van Alstyne. Jerry Whitley was a Christian and loved God more each day. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Howe, Texas. Jerry is survived by his wife, Alta Whitley; son and daughter-in-law, Theron and Janna Whitley; granddaughter, Ashlynn Whitley and grandson, Caden Whitley all of Van Alstyne; sister, Roxy Stephens and husband, Harvey of De Queen, Arkansas; brother, Billy Whitley and wife, Jan of West Lake, Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Howe with Rev. Roger Tidwell officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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