Byron Denton "B.D.'' Whitener, 72, of Fredericktown, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at Barnes Hospita…

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Byron Denton "B.D.'' Whitener, 72, of Fredericktown, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at Barnes Hospital, in St. Louis. He was born August 14, 1929, in Zion, Missouri, the son of Lloyd E. and Della (Revelle) Whitener. B. D. married Mary Spade of Marysville, California, November 9, 2001, in Twelve Mile Baptist Church. Preceding Mr. Whitener in death was his mother; wives Wilma (Caldwell) Whitener, Dathine (White) Whitener, and Patricia (Bennett) Whitener; and grandson Tyler Hamm. Survivors include his father; wife Mary Whitener; children Nancy Dismuke of Farmington; Rick Spade of Anchorage, Alaska, Denise Kinnerson of Woodward, Oklahoma, Byron D. "Denny'' Whitener Jr. of Fredericktown, Larry Whitener of Delafield, Wisconsin, Carla Carver of Festus, Missouri; stepchildren Judy Dierlam of Alaska, and Carl Spade, Harold Spade, and Laura Infield of California; sisters Margie Stricklin of Festus and Joann Belmar of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several cousins and friends. B.D. was a veteran of the United States Army, and retired trucker, and farmer. He was a member of the American Legion, Eagles, and Twelve Mile Baptist Church. Funeral services were July 31, 2002, at Follis & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Mathes and the Rev. Jim Dismuke officiating. Burial was in the Barber-Whitener Cemetery in Fredericktown. Pallbearers were grandsons Private Jimmy Whitener, Tony Tomlinson, Phillip Finch, Ryan Carver, Todd Brown, Shannon Brotherton, and Dusty Halpin. Honorary pallbearers were Private Gary "Cody'' Whitener and Airman Jason Spade.

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Byron Denton Whitener
B. D.
April 14, 1929
93 Zion, Madison, MO
1 July 25, 2002
20 73 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
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