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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Terry Whitledge

Terry Whitledge

Sunday, September 20th, 1959 - Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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Terry Lee Whitledge, 61, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in a Benton, Arkansas hospital. He was born on September 20, 1959 in Fort Smith to Rev. Bill and Norma Jean (Pigg) Whitledge. Terry was a retired Choir Director and Music Teacher of the Van Buren School District and a member of Arkoma First Baptist Church. Terry loved both the Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinal’s. He was preceded in death by his father Rev. Bill Whitledge and an infant sister Billie Jean Whitledge.
Funeral service is 10:00 AM, Saturday April 10, 2021 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith with cremation to follow.
The family will visit with friends from 5-7PM on Friday at the funeral home.
He is survived by his daughter, Micah Boerjan and her husband Chris of Van Buren; his mother, Norma Jean Whitledge of Fort Smith; two sisters, Becky Hardcastle and her husband Lee of Fort Smith and Melinda Bowman and her husband Michael of Van Buren and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are Chris Boerjan, Lee and Trevor Hardcastle, Michael Bowman, Hayden Ohm, Nick Pagel and Bobby and Verlin Akers.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International P.O. Box 6062 Fort Smith, Ar 72906-6062.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, April 9th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Putman Funeral Home
    4500 Jenny Lind
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Mr. Whitledge may be viewed from 8-7pm on Friday at the funeral home.
  • Service

    Saturday, April 10th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Saturday, April 10th, 2021 10:00am
    Ocker Putman Funeral Home
    4500 Jenny Lind
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Chuck Karch
  • Interment

    1, AR


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Leslie Wagner

Posted at 03:19pm
I had the privilege of working with Terry at Tate Elementary for many years. It was wonderful to see how the children responded to him. Whit was known for giving us all silly nicknames. I was "Waggy" and "Spacoli". He always had us laughing about something. I will miss my friend. -Leslie Wagner

Philip Darr

Posted at 12:55pm
Terry and I shared a few things in common. We both like the Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also loved music. I remember listening to "Carry On Now Wayward Son" by the group Kansas about every time I visited Terry over at the Whitledges. Terry was a guy who loved his family. I know he also loved Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. That is the most important thing. God Bless this family. Please comfort them during this time and the days ahead.

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