George Alvin Whitten

George Alvin Whitten, 84, of Carthage, TX, passed away on Thursday morning, August 11, 2022, in Longview, TX. He was born on February 3, 1938, in Natchez, MS. George married May Thompson on August 30, 1972, in San Antonio, TX. They lived in Natalia, TX and later moved to Carthage in 1992. George served in the United States Air Force for 20 years and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1975. After retirement, he was a car salesman and later transported oil for Plains Scurlock Permian. After retiring from the oil and gas industry, he became a helpful, smiling face in several auto part shops in Carthage. He worked at O’Reilly, ABC and NAPA. George was a generous, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. He would help anyone in need. He enjoyed spending time with his family and beloved animals, tinkering with cars and working outdoors. He was of Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Natalia.
George was preceded in death by a son, George Wells. He is survived by his wife, May Whitten; children, Rhonda Patterson and husband Kyle, Cynthia Miles and husband Darren, Sheila Haley, Wanda Sullivan, and honorary daughter, Lisa Perez; grandchildren, Nicole and Daniel Patterson and honorary granddaughter, Genie Blasingame; and siblings, Charles Frazier, Sheila Bahanon and Elaine Weeks.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. A guestbook may be signed online at
A memorial is planned in Natalia, TX at a later date.