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EZRA "ESAU" WHITTLE

December 16, 1926 August 25, 2019
EZRA "ESAU" WHITTLE
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Mr. Ezra “Esau” Whittle, age 92, of Republic, Missouri, passed away in his home with family at his side, on Sunday, August 25, 2019. He was born on December 16, 1926 in Lowell, Arkansas, the son of John Wesley and Jane (McGarrah) Whittle.

Esau was united in marriage to Wilma Hill on December 11, 1948, and they have two children, Danny Lynn and Janet Sue.

Esau drove a truck for 29 years for Mid-America Dairy, and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a Christian and belonged to the Pentecostal Church.

Esau loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, loving them all. He also enjoyed blue grass music and was a member of the Flat Creek Blue Grass Band, playing the mandolin. He loved to travel and went to South Texas every winter; and camping and fishing with his family. He also went hunting with his friend, Jerry Nelson, who has now gone on to be with God. Esau was a friend to all he knew.

He was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Austin; his parents; three brothers, Jim, Amos, and Calvin; and four sisters, Dorothy, Vesty, Ruthy, and Adine.

Esau is survived by his wife of 70 years, Wilma; a son, Danny Lynn Whittle; a daughter and her husband, Janet Sue and Rick Leidy; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, August 30, 2019, also in the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sac River Cowboy Church, 6821 W Independence Dr., Springfield, MO 65802. Family and friends may share online condolences at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Thursday

29

Aug

6:00 PM 8/29/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
United States

funeral service

Friday

30

Aug

10:00 AM 8/30/2019 10:00:00 AM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hines St. and Hampton Ave./off Highway 174
Republic, MO 65738

Hines St. and Hampton Ave./off Highway 174 Republic 65738 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sac River Cowboy Church

6821 W Independence Dr.
Springfield, MO 65802
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