Frank Laird Wilhite 63, of Madill, Okla. passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his home in Madill. He was born on March 14, 1957 in Ardmore, Okla. to the late Frank Gaston Wilhite and Mildred Laird Wilhite. Frank was raised in Madill where he graduated Madill High School in 1975. He later attended Southeastern State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts.
Frank married LaRue Reasoner on April 3, 1981 in Durant, Okla. From 1980 to 1986, Frank was employed by AT&T as a lineman. Moving forward to a career in 1986, Frank worked for Farmers Insurance Agent until retirement from the agency in 2003. Frank had a deep interest and knowledge in the history of Marshall County. He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist church in Madill, an active member of the Madill Lions Club and the National Sand bass Festival committee.
Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, and finding treasurers like arrowheads and rocks. He attained the goal of becoming an assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts program of Madill Troops.
He is survived by his wife LaRue Wilhite of Madill, Okla., his children; Frank Wayne Wilhite and wife Brittney of Madill, Okla., Riley Wilhite of the home, mother in-law: Geraldine Reasoner of Madill, Okla., nieces; Kerry Wilhite of Dallas, Texas, Tammy Wilhite of Montana, Jamie Shetly of Tulsa, Oklah., grandchildren; Porscha Taylor, Preston Love, Landon Blackwood, and Logan Stone.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, one son; Michael Lee Wilhite, two brothers; Byron and Clay Wilhite, Father in-law; Bob Reasoner and one brother in-law; Jerry Reasoner.
Memorials may be made towards the funeral arrangements through Watts Funeral Home or the WOW program at the First United Methodist church in Madill.
Casket Bearers were Frank Wilhite Jr., Dale Wren, James Chapman, Bobby Patton, Greg Martens and Lonny Holderman.
Honorary Bearers were Don Whittaker, Ricky Clark and the Class of 1975.
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 7 at Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla. from 12:00 p.mm to 9:00 p.m. with a family hour from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Services were Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Okla. Steve and Wanda Littrell will officiatedservice. Music was arranged by Riley Wilhite. Interment was at the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Okla. Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.