Kenneth M. Wilhite was born February 26, 1932 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to Jess A. and Lenora Wilhite, and passed from this life December 28, 2020 in St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa Oklahoma at the age of 88.
Kenneth attended school at Wetumka High School in Wetumka, and later had joined the US Army and had an Honorable Discharge in 1952. He lived and worked mostly in Oklahoma but worked for several years out of the country doing concrete slip forming. He married his high school sweetheart Betty Little and had two beautiful daughters, Lesa Carol and Teresa Elaine. Ken was married to her until her early death in March of 1958. He then married Wilma Kay Nunley on June 12,1958 and they were married until 1975. Ken latter married three more times.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his father, mother, brother JW and two daughters, Lesa C. (Wilhite) Duffield in July of 2016 and Crystal (Wilhite) Guest in November 2016.
Kenneth is survived by two daughters: Teresa E. Wilhite of Spring Tx and Sherri Kay Smith and husband Mike of Copan Oklahoma, son in law Robert Duffield of Grove Ok and son in law Noah Guest of Orange County California. Kenneth is also survived by three sisters, Ellen Furgason of Clovis NM, Ruby Wisehart of Apopka Fla, Creta Stevens Rexroat of Mesa Az. four grandchildren, Kevin Hopper of Woodland Ca, Brandon Smith and wife Lacey of Ochelata Ok and Ashley Vaughan and husband Greg of McAlester, OK, Paul Duffield and wife Dodi of Grove Oklahoma. Kenneth also has eight great grandchildren, Marshall Vaughan, Lincoln Smith, Paislee Vaughan and Anderson Smith, Kimberlynn Manley-Forrester, Carson and Kennedy Duffield and Kian Duffield.
Due to COVID a spring memorial service is being planned. The family asks for no flowers but have set up a memorial at The Agape’ Mission, P O Box 1085, Bartlesville Ok, 74005, a feeding mission founded and directed by his daughter Sherri. Cremation is under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka Ok after the spring memorial service.