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Saturday, December 8, 2012

DL Capt. Louis G. Whitten

Air Corps WWII veteran, retired DL pilot, and author
Capt. Louis G. Whitten
April 12, 1919 ~ December 1, 2012

Notification of the passing of Army Air Corps WWII veteran and retired DL pilot Captain Louis Garrett Whitten, age 93. A photo of the Whitten Crew, 883rd Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb Group, can be viewed at http://www.fold3.com/image/#295718096

Captain Whitten hired on with Delta 12-06-1948.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.treshewell.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=11345
As noted in the obituary, funeral services will be private.

Captain Whitten had most recently resided at 2986 Prairie Blf., Seguin TX 78155-1857.  Perhaps the best address for personal condolences would be c/o his daughter Elizabeth Whitten Schulze at
14121 Naruna Way , Pflugerville TX 78660-5462 ... Home (512) 251-4909


Louis Garrett Whitten was born on April 12, 1919 and passed from this world to the next on Dec. 1, 2012 at the age of 93.

He was a native Texan, raised in Paris, Texas. He joined the Army, and then became a pilot in the Air Corps during WWII. Louis went on to become a pilot for Delta Airlines, a position he proudly held for many, many years. He traveled all over the world doing something he really loved. He was a hard worker, but taking care of his family was always his biggest concern.

He was quick with a one-liner, even in old age. He enjoyed watching birds with his daughter and telling stories about his colorful past. He was smart, funny, and had a heart as big as Texas for his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Whitten, and granddaughter, Lori Kluth and her husband, Clay. Also survived by sister, Lou, and brother, Frank.

Funeral arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the local Humane Society, since Louis thought the world of animals. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

Whitten's Flying Fables: How Not to Fly or How to Crash or How Not to Crash [Paperback]
                    by Louis G. Whitten (March 1994)

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed your book, Louis....wish I'd read it while you were still here to talk with me about it...thanks......Russell