Whitenton was born October 10, 1939, in Beeville.
He is preceded in death by his parents John David (Jack) and Alline Marie Garner Whitenton.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Hedrick Whitenton; two sons, Gregg Allen Whitenton and Christopher Todd Whitenton; one brother, Phillip Whitenton; four grandchildren; aunt, Gladys Jecker; uncle, Bill Whitenton.
Services will be Sunday Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Mundine officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Ave., Victoria, Texas 77901, (361) 572-4300.