Everett L. Whetstine of Commerce, Okla. passed away Thursday Dec. 1, 2011 at his residence. He was 84.
He was born December 28, 1926 in Picher, Okla. to Glen and Alva (Davis) Whetstine. He left school early to join the military where he was a member of the U.S. Army during World War II; he served in the south Pacific and Japan. He lived in the Great Depression and grew up in Picher, Okla. He moved to Salina, Kan. to work and there he met Betty (Canada) while he was working for her uncle. He married Betty (Canada) Whetstine on January 2, 1964 in Salina, Kan., she preceded him death September of 1974. In 1964 the family moved back to Oklahoma and he lived most of his life west of Picher. He worked for U.S. Metal in Miami doing chrome plating until he retired in 1989. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Steel Workers Union.
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