QUANAH- James Arlis Whitmire, 82, of Quanah, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Quanah Memorial Park with Rev. Monte Lumpkin officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Quanah.
Whitmire was born Oct. 11, 1933 to the late William E. Whitmire, Sr. and Minnie Mae Ritchie. He married Margaret Wheat on Aug. 13, 1955 in Ponotoc, Okla. He was a resident of Quanah most all of his life, owning a barber shop for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Whitmire, Quanah; one daughter, Debbie Denham, Quanah; two sons, Alan Whitmire, Quanah, and Dean Whitmire, Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Hughie Whitmire, Douglas, Ga., and one sister, Ima Jean Burrows , Shafter, Calif. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Sharber, Geneva Wakefield and Loresse Wiseman, and one brother, William E. Whitmire, Jr.
Visitation will be Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Quanah.