Will DeForrest Whitesides
Will DeForrest Whitesides
  • October 23, 1917 - February 9, 2017
  • Westbrook, Texas

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W.D. Whitesides, age 99 of Westbrook, went to be with the Lord, Thursday February 9, 2017 at the home of his daughter.
W.D. was born and raised in Mitchell County and married his wife Clola Wilson September 4, 1937 in Colorado City, they were married 73 years. W.D. started working on the Charlie Thompson Ranch and later moved and started working in the oilfield. He eventually went to work for Halliburton Oilfield Services and worked for them for twenty five years which thirteen of those years were spent in Farmington, New Mexico. He retired from Halliburton and him and his wife returned to Texas in 1970. They settled in Sweetwater where he worked for the City of Sweetwater operating heavy equipment then moved to Westbrook where he went into business for himself operating heavy equipment.
W.D. is survived by his daughter Sue and husband Wayne Pierce of Westbrook. He has four grandsons, Tom Whitesides and wife Georgeann of Colorado City and Todd Whitesides of Colorado City, DeWayne Pierce and Cary Pierce and wife Tracy of Westbrook and granddaughter Stephany Brower and husband Bryan of Plant City Florida. He has 14 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Clola, his son T.A. and his two sisters.
The family will receive visitors Sunday February 12, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be Monday February 13, 2017 at 2 p.m at First Baptist Church, Westbrook.