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Sonny Whittington Obituary



My deepest sympathies’ go out the Wittington family at this time of their sorrow.

Coach Wittington was a definite positive influence in my life and the lives of many others. He will greatly be missed and always remain an inspiration to me in my life and life goals. You rarely cross paths with such great positive role models such as Coach Whittington and the late Coach Rip Powel. Many of us are very lucky to have been taught and coached

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Posted by: Dan Vela - Houston, TX - Former Player   Jan 02, 2013

I worked for Sonny as an admissions counselor in 1997-1998. He was truly one of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He made a huge impact on me, as well as so many students at SAU. I am praying for his family during this difficult time. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Posted by: Amy Cheatham Basinger - San Marcos, CA - Former employee/friend   Jan 02, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. My late husband, Bobby Joe White, and Sonny grew up together, played high school football and remained life long friends. I met Sonny when Bob and I were dating. He will be missed by so many.


Posted by: Gloria White - Hensley, AR - Friend   Jan 02, 2013

My thoughts are with you at this time.


Posted by: James R. "Bub" Johnson - Hanford - Friend   Dec 31, 2012

prayers with the family,he will be greatly missed! classmembers have stayed close.prayers with all....


Posted by: mamie wortman - sheridan, AR - classmate   Dec 29, 2012

Fond memories of getting "schooled" by coach Wittington in Badminton Skills class. He would spot us ten points and still beat us. Good days! Sherry, you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: William Holder - Springfield, MO - Former student   Dec 27, 2012

We are going to miss all of the tall fishing stories that Sonny and my Dad would tell! He will be greatly missed.


Posted by: Annette and Larry Davis - Magnolia, AR - friends   Dec 27, 2012

When setting up my tribute, it showed the wrong city. I am from Fouke, Arkansas.


Posted by: Kelli Eaves Barnett - Fouke, AR - Student worker in admissions   Dec 27, 2012

Mr. Whittington hired me for the fall of 1987 to work as a student worker in the admissions office while I worked @ Texarkana College under Steve Middlebrooks. Steve recommended me to Sonny & I worked for him the next two years. He was a great man to work for & he truly was a great fit for SAU. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.


Posted by: Kelli Eaves Barnett - Fluke, AR - Student worker in Admissions   Dec 27, 2012

Sonny was related to me by marriage but still stayed my cousin after he and Jane divorced! A very special man and I will miss him! Love to his family! He had many friends and I was blessed to have known him!


Posted by: Kathy McGuffin - Gilmer, TX - cousin   Dec 26, 2012