Kenneth Whittington

Obituary of Kenneth Dale Whittington

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Whittington, Kenneth Dale, age 80, of Stockton, CA passed away at home on Monday, June 24, 2024 after a short battle with pneumonia and many years of fighting respiratory and heart ailments. Ken was born to Mel and Mary (Shipman) Whittington in Ringling, OK on November 5, 1943. He graduated from South High School in Bakersfield, CA in 1961. In 1964, while working for Sears, Roebuck & Co., Ken met Terry whom he would marry on March 21, 1965. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage before Terry passed away in 2022. Shortly after marrying, Ken was drafted to the U.S. Army and was engaged in the Vietnam War. He served 3 years, during which time he earned a decoration for Rifle Sharpshooter as well as National Defense Service Medal, 1 o/s Bar, and Viet Nam Service Medal. He was honorably discharged with the rank of SP4 (E-4).

Ken was a man of many talents. He was a gifted salesman who sold many things over the years: real estate, windows, Frito Lay, and restaurant supplies, to name a few. He also owned an Arco gas station and a 7-Eleven early in his marriage. In his free time, Ken loved to paint and he often served the homeless.

Ken is survived by his daughter, Veronica Schmidt (Ed); son, Greg Whittington (Traci); grandsons Eddie (Abby) and Devon; granddaughters Samantha, Hannah (Derick), and Bailey (Max); great-grandchildren Kelton, Preslie, Grayson, Drew, Uriah, Levi, and Grayson, as well as brother Duane and sister Sue.

Graveside services will be held Monday, July 8, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. at Lodi Memorial Park & Cemetery, 5750 East Pine Street, Lodi, CA. A celebration of life reception will be held at Ken’s home following the service.

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Graveside Service

9:30 am
Monday, July 8, 2024
Lodi Memorial Cemetery
5750 E. Pine St.
Lodi, California, United States
(209) 333-7171
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Kenneth Whittington

1943 - 2024

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