Bill Whitson, 89, of Fairfield, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Richard Heyduck officiating.

Interment with military honors followed at Fairfield Cemetery.

Bill was born October 18, 1928 in Wichita Falls, Texas to parents John and Willie Mae Putnam Whitson.

He was a graduate of Wichita Falls High School and attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

Bill was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and served aboard the destroyer USS Benner DD-807.

He married Beverly Ann Whitson on August 15, 1960 and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2002. Bill and Ann came to Fairfield in 1971 from Colorado City.

He was retired power plant operator and worked in that field for over 40 years.

Bill was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Fairfield.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Whitson, in March of 2011; a brother, John Whitson; and two sisters, Elizabeth Yost and Ruth Roach.

Left to cherish his memory are four children, Billy Whitson and wife Brenda; Tim Whitson and wife Dee; Tom Whitson; Christi McCloud and husband Chris; a sister, Dorothy Whitson Gregory; grandchildren, Abby Warren and husband Phil; Ashley Whitson; Sawyer Shamburger and husband Cory; Riley Whitson; Slade McCloud and Cage McCloud; great-grandchildren, Ross, Bailey and Hannah Warren.

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