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July 4, 2012

HOWARD DWAIN “PUNY” WHITENER

Dec. 21, 1938 - July 03, 2012

 

HOWARD DWAIN “PUNY” WHITENER

Dec. 21, 1938 -  July 03, 2012

 

Funeral services for Howard Dwain Whitener, 73, of Ninnekah, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Craddock officiating.

Howard Dwain Whitener was born December 21, 1938, in Ninnekah, the son of Gilbert Whitener and Velma McClain Whitener. He died Tuesday, July 03, 2012, in Oklahoma City.

Dwain grew up in Ninnekah and graduated from Ninnekah High School.

He married Carolyn Hamilton on June 13, 1959, in Ninnekah and to this union his two children were born.

Dwain developed a chain of convenient stores in Stillwater called the “Honk n Holler”. He was the President of Colorvision LLC and a commercial land developer. He also was a rancher and an avid outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by both parents.

Survivors include one son Mark Whitener, of Edmond; one daughter, Rynn Whitener of Eufaula; his children's mother,  Carolyn Whitener, of Rockport, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Zoe Whitener of Oklahoma City, Larry and Vickie Whitener, of Rush Springs; one granddaughter, Katie Whitener of Edmond; one grandson, Chance Whitener, of Edmond and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in the Ninnekah Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

 

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