Lydia attended and graduated from Cobb Schools then married James Edward “Eddie” Whitmire on Nov. 25, 1943, in Durant and they were blessed with three children. Lydia worked as a cook for the Caddo Schools for many years until her retirement. She and Eddie were members of the Shepard’s Chapel Church in Arkansas. Lydia enjoyed traveling, studying her bible, cooking, Dallas Cowboys and spending time with the loves of her life, her grandchildren. Lydia was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and dearly loved her.
Lydia was preceded in death by her husband James “Eddie” Whitmire; daughter Elaine Whitmire; and parents, Houston and Effie Whitmire.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Kenneth Whitmire and wife Cathy of Kenefic and George Whihtmire and wife Pam of Durant; brother, J.R. Markham and wife Marie of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandsons, Brett Whitmire, David Whitmire and wife Gayelyn, Glen Whitmire and wife Mary, Daniel Whitmire and wife Monica, Chase Whitmire and Benjamin Whitmire; 9 great grandchildren; and other relatives and a host of friends.
A celebration of Lydia’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 6th, 2:00 PM at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Bro. Randy Tadlock will officiate.
Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with Glen Whitmire, Daniel Whitmire, David Whitmire, Jimmy Markham, William Markham and Bill Junior Markham serving as pallbearers.
There is no Family Hour scheduled but the Funeral Home will be open from 8 AM -8 PM for viewing.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com
Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant is handling the arrangements.