Jack V. “Okie” Whinery (1925 – 2012)
AUBURN – Jack V. “Okie” Whinery, 86, of Temple, died Wednesday morning at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn.
He was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Muskogee, OK, a son of Edward and Nellie (Pace) Whinery. Okie was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II and was a member of the Farmington American Legion Post #28.
On Feb. 26, 1966, he married Ondrea Rackliff in Wilton and they made their home on the Temple Road in Temple for many years. Okie was employed as an interstate truck driver for Bennett Importing, known locally as Farmington and Livermore Shoe, and later at DeCoster Egg Farms. After his retirement from trucking, he enjoyed picking up cars from auctions and other dealers for John Rowe Chevrolet, Hight Chevrolet, and Mike Haggan. He was known for detailing cars.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ondrea of Temple; daughter, Cynthia Harris and her companion, Michael Lilja and her children, Jacob, Taylor, and Nathan, all of New Sharon; daughter, Pamela Hargreaves and her husband Harold and their children, Matthew and Nicholas of Farmington; and daughter, Shirley Allen and her husband, Robert of Broken Arrow, OK and their daughter, Anna Duarte and her husband, Chad of Claremore, OK; a brother, Bob Whinery of Scarborough; and his former son-in-law, Jeff Harris of New Sharon. He was predeceased by a brother, Edgar.
Condolences, memories, and a memorial video tribute may be shared on his wall at www.wilesrc.com.
Private family internment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. The family suggests that memorial donations be considered in Okie’s memory to the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210.
Cremation and memorial services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.