Woody L. Whitson

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Woody L. Whitson, 69, of North Platte, passed away October 26, 2013 at his home, after a battle with cancer. He was born April 19, 1944 to Woodrow and Marguarite (Seal) Whitson at Hollis, OK. Woody attended Dodson, Texas High School. At the age of 18, Woody moved to North Platte. He served in the United States Army and trained on a rifle team as a sharp shooter. Following his discharge, Woody returned to North Platte and worked as a brick layer, later operating his own construction company. On July 12, 1980, he was united in marriage to Kim Holsten at North Platte. He enjoyed shooting trap, making clocks and various woodworking projects, pool league and working on computers after his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Kim of North Platte; a son, Chase of North Platte; daughter, Neelie Witthuhn; grandchildren, Gage and Daejah ; two brothers, Jerry (Sandy) Whitson of North Platte and Ken Whitson of Erick, OK; a sister, Alice (Paul) Burch of Amarillo, TX; three nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in his memory. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with Harold Rhea officiating. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors graveside. Visitation will be from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday with family receiving friends from 5 to 6pm at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.