Jon Whatley

Born in: Port Arthur, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Jon Lyle Whatley, 83, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in Arlington.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, at Arlington First Church of the Nazarene, 1301 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 17, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Jon was born on October 24, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Harold Clayton Whatley and Virginia Hoskins Whatley. He served in the U.S. Army at the beginning of the Vietnam War. An Arlington resident since 1976, he was a member of Arlington First Church of the Nazarene. He held a Doctorate in Ministry and served in Children’s Ministry.
He enjoyed praise and worship with his community. Jon was a member of Citizens on Patrol and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed bible distribution and prayer meetings with the Gideons. Jon enjoyed woodworking, yard work, and home improvement projects.
Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Emily Sampson Whatley; daughters, Angela Whatley Cooper and husband, H. Steven, and Darla Whatley Phillips Pfister and husband, John Jr.; grandchildren, Joseph Pfister, Tristan Phillips, Hayden Cooper, Savannah Cooper, Hannah Pfister, and Sampson Pfister.


Public Visitation: Monday, January 17, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:00 am

First Church of the Nazarene
1301 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76013

(817) 446-9933

Graveside Service: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:30 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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  1. My sincere condolences to Mr. Whatley’s family. I will always cherish Mr. Whatley’s children’s church services from my childhood–he led mr to accept Jesus during one of them.

  2. Angela, I am so sad for you and your family’s loss. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

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