John Joseph Whiteman, of Seiling, was born to Funston and Sarah Sally (Howling Buffalo) Whiteman on Saturday, March 31, 1934. He passed from this life on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the age of 81 years, 10 months, and 21 days. John grew up in the Fonda/Seiling area where he attended Seiling schools. In 1956, he was drafted into the United States Army, serving until 1963 with the Armor Division as a mechanic. After receiving his discharge, John moved out west where he worked as a farm hand for many years. When his health began to fail, he lived in Lawton at the VA nursing home, later moving to Seiling Nursing Home to be closer to family. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Lee, Art, and Bobby Whiteman, and a sister Mina “Minnie” Romanose. Carrying on his legacy are nieces and nephews, Nathaniel Whiteman, Betty Dennison, Gordon Whiteman, George Whiteman, Florence Smith, Wilma Nightwalker, Noah Whiteman, Debra Whiteman, Mary Louise Whiteman, and Allen Whiteman, as well as a host of great and great great nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends. Traditional Wake services will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the C-1 Community Building from 7 PM to 10 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the C-1 Community Building at 2 PM with burial to follow at Brumfield Cemetery with Todd Draper ministering. John’s care, services and burial have been entrusted to director Luke Faires and the caring staff at Redinger Funeral Home.
Published on  February 28, 2016