Dixie Jean Wilhite, a resident of Morris, passed away June 21, 2020 in Muskogee, at the age of 90. She was born Wednesday, June 4, 1930 to William McIver & Rosa Lillian (Edwards) McIver. Dixie was a graduate of Morris High School and attended the University of Oklahoma. She married Everett Eugene "Skeet" Wilhite on February 2, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Dixie was a resident of Morris for 87 years. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Morris where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years. She also sang in a trio with Carolyn Parker & Janet Matthews. She was a member of the Flower Club, the Painting Club, a Red Cross Volunteer for over 50 years, she volunteered regularly at Rebold Manor with Pauline McGowen. She worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell, later AT&T from 1948 until her retirement in 1971. Later she worked as a store clerk at Reynolds Hardware in Morris until 2010.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William McIver & Rosa (Edwards) McIver, husband Everett Eugene "Skeets" Wilhite, siblings, John, Juanita, Orville Ray, Oweta, Dean, Randall & Charlotte.
Dixie is survived by four sons, John Wilhite & wife Lynn of Adelaide, Australia, Dennis Wilhite & wife Angela of Muskogee, OK, Don Wilhite & wife Chris of Morris, OK, and Timmy Wilhite of Verdigris, OK; Nine grandchildren, Melissa Dankenburg & husband Kent, Michael Wilhite & wife Shawnna, Erin Wortham & husband Justin, Megan Wilhite, Thomas Atchity, Miranda Bly & husband Jeremy, Zachary Wilhite, Blake Wilhite, and Kayetlyn Wilhite; six great-grandchildren, Dylan Wortham, Ace Wilhite, Kara Wortham, Jax Wilhite, Charity Bly, and Lexi Bly; and one sister-in-law, Barbara McIver of Checotah, OK.
Viewing will be from 6-8pm Thursday, June 25th at Integrity Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Michael Wilhite, Zachary Wilhite, Blake WIlhite, Jeremy Bly, and Thomas Atchity. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Flanary, Larry Bookout, Jimmie Lee, Glenn Robbins, Dr. Clayton Flanary, & Bruce Force.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m, Friday, June 26th, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Morris with Rev. Ray Moffeit officiating. Interment will follow in New Sonora Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
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