Alan Kirk Whitten, age 65, was born on November 15, 1954 in Dallas, TX and went Home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 6, 2020.
Alan grew up in Haltom City, TX and graduated from Haltom High School. While in high school Alan played trombone in the marching band and loved driving his motorcycle. He worked for Lenox Air Conditioning, Jarvis Press, and retired from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department in 2015, with over 20 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.K. and Dorothy Whitten; brother; Gary Whitten; brothers-in-law, Eddie Crittenden, Doyle Pitts Jr., Andy Pitts, Donald Pitts, and Wesley Pitts; sisters-in-law, Clarine Pitts, Jean Pitts and Judy Pitts; nieces; Mary Pitts Kamp and Donna Pitts; and nephew Tony Pitts.
Alan is survived by his wife of 47 years, Belinda; son Brandon Whitten and wife Brandy; son Adam Whitten; daughter Ashlee Watkins and husband Casey; grandchildren Seth, Madee, Kelsea, Nate, Haylee and Dawson; sister Judy Crittenden; sisters-in-law, Sheri Whitten, Teresa Vaida and husband Al, Kathy Pitts, Renee Pitts, and Jan Barron, and all of his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Alan met Belinda at Friendship Baptist in the youth group. There he ran sound, sang in the choir and quartets, worked in the bus ministry, and was in charge of the puppet ministry. He and Belinda then joined Northeast Baptist Church where he again sang in the choir and a quartet and started the weekly mission report. Alan loved Southern Gospel Music, especially songs about heaven and going home.
The joy of Alan’s life was his family. Alan loved Belinda and devoted his life to taking care of her and their children. When God blessed him with grandchildren, Alan considered his greatest earthly honor to be called “Granddad”. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids: talking sports with Seth; singing in the car with Madee on the way to pick up Granee from Oklahoma; laughing and joking with Kelsea; working on projects with Nathan; seeing Haylee’s latest art project and watching her talent grow; and cutting up and playing games with Dawson. They each brought a special joy to his heart.
Alan loved his dogs and grand dogs and would often be found with 2 or 3 of the dogs sleeping in his lap. Feeona Buttercup, Alfee, Annee, Miss Kaye, Monster, Spookee and Luna the cat all brought joy to his life.
In lieu of flowers, Alan asked that donations be made to the Northeast Baptist Church Missions Fund.
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