Funeral services for Jesse Archibald Whitfield, Jr., 94 of Vernon, who died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Vernon, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at Western Trail Cowboy Church with Rev. Ron Fox officiating. Interment will be held at Crowell Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Whitfield was born Friday, Jan. 13, 1922 in Crowell. He was the son of the late Jesse Archibald Whitfield Sr. and the late Kitty Crews Whitfield. He was a resident of Vernon and Crowell all of his life. He was a graduate of Crowell High School. He was a lifelong farmer of the family farm and after retiring from the farm, he resided in Vernon. He attended the Western Trail Cowboy Church and was a member of First Baptist Church and J. Carl Smith Sunday School Class.
He is survived by three daughters, Julia Ann Lagunas of Burkburnett, Betty Linda Whitfield of Amarillo, Sandy Jo Burkett of Vernon; one brother, Jim Whitfield of Arlington; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Kathy Laura Ownbey; a sister Laura Belle Whitfield; two brothers, Guy and Ben Whitfield, and a granddaughter, Tricia Ann Bowen.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to Crowell Cemetery Association or Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.