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Rex B. Whatley

August 5, 1933 — January 17, 2024

Funeral Service for Rex B. Whatley, 90 of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Church of Christ in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Sallisaw City Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

He was born on August 5, 1933 in Paw Paw Bottoms, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma to Berta Zella (Woodhull) Whatley and Grover C. Whatley and passed away on January 17, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was married to Joy Inez (Lokey) Whatley on August 10, 1957 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2023. Mr. Whatley began working for the Sequoyah County Department of Human Services in February 1956 as a case worker where he later became supervisor. He retired from that position in 1994 after 38 years, six months and 1 day of work. He served for over 38 years on the City of Sallisaw Planning Commission. Rex served on the board for Cookson Hills Community Action when it still existed here and was active in the Masonic Lodge where he served as Chaplain. Rex was a veteran of the United States Army and has also been active in the American Legion and the DAV.

Survivors are two sons, Rex Blake Whatley of Stilwell, OK and Bret Whatley of Sallisaw, OK.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one sister, Billye Louise Center; and five brothers, Loyd E. Whatley, William J. Whatley, Wayne B. Whatley, Frank D. Whatley and G.C. Whatley.

Viewing will be noon – 8 PM Tuesday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

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