Thomas Harley Whitaker

Boze Mitchell McKibbin

Thomas Harley Whitaker

Allen - Thomas Harley Whitaker, age 76, entered into the Gates of Heaven on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in Waxahachie, Texas.

Thomas was born on Saturday, May 4, 1945, in Morris, Oklahoma. In 1970, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts from East Central State College.

Thomas found his lifelong career of over 35 years with Union Pacific Railroad as a brakeman and conductor. He served our country in the Oklahoma Army National Guard from 1966-1972. In 1963, Thomas met his wife, Janice Butler of Allen, and they were married on January 14, 1967, in Ada, Oklahoma. He gave his life to the Lord in the late 70s.

Thomas and Janice started their family together in Ada and moved with Thomas' job to Bonham, Bossier City, Weatherford and Waxahachie. His simple passions in life were providing a good life for his family, tinkering on old cars, fishing and watching Oklahoma football.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Mildred (Edgar) Whitaker, and brothers Jimmy and Jerry Whitaker.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Janice Diann Butler Whitaker, and two sons, Diron Thomas Whitaker and Damon Harley Whitaker, all of Waxahachie, his oldest child and daughter, Julissa Joan LeBlanc and husband Wayne LeBlanc of Dallas, and loved by his grandchildren, Luke Whitaker, Judah Whitaker and Khloe Sutton.

Surviving brother and sisters are Donnie Whitaker of Houston, Shirley Whitaker of Holdenville, Judith and husband Richard James of New Braunfels, Mary Wade of Monte Vista and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thomas was buried at the Allen Cemetery on August 14th.

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Posted online on August 18, 2021