In Loving Memory

William David Whitehall

April 18, 1938 - January 17, 2023

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William David Whiteha,ll of Denver, Colorado, died January 17, 2023, in the comfort of his home in Theodore, Alabama. He died peacefully of old age. He was 84 years old.

William was born April 18, 1938, in Mohave, California.  He was the first of two children born to William and Mildred Whitehall.  He graduated from Shawnee High School in Kansas in 1956.

William was a self-made success, first starting his own construction company called Whitehall Homes.  He was a talented salesman and worked for a time in the oil industry leasing land.  He later moved into a sales job with Kenz and Leslie selling fuel additives to government and private company vehicle fleets and a Wyoming oil refinery.  William successfully invested his earnings in the stock market, which afforded him a wonderful, retired life near the Gulf Coast of Alabama.

William was married for 20 years to Karen Whitehall, and they had three children, and divorced after 20 years of marriage.  William did not remarry.

William lived a full life, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and fast cars.  If there is a Ferrari in Heaven, he will be driving it.  He loved to tease and joke around and had an optimistic view of life.  In his retirement years in Alabama, he enjoyed his Koi Pond and maintaining his large yard.  He especially loved to hunt for anything exotic to plant in his gardens.  We never could have imagined he would become “Mr. Green Jeans”.

William was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Jonel Whitehall-White; his parents, William Norton Whitehall and Mildred Whitehall; and his sister, Joanne Hamilton.

He is survived by his daughter, Kelli Whitehall of Gulf Shores, AL, and his son, William Trace Whitehall of San Diego, CA. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Amanda (Andrew) Peterson of Carver MN, Chelsey (Zach) Fischer of Shelbyville, TN, Jordan (Patrick) Gregg of Helena, MT, McKenna White of Helena, MT, Jacob Whitehall of Anchorage, AK, and Jesse Whitehall of San Diego CA; eight great-grandchildren, Raegan Peterson, Vivian Peterson, Benjamin Netland, Jackson Netland, Henley Fischer, Evelyn Fischer, Rhett Fischer, and Nelly Gregg; and two nieces, Cindy Johnston and Lisa Hamilton, both of Canada.

William is also survived by his beloved cat named Kitty, who is looking for a new permanent home.  Please contact Kelli Whitehall at [email protected] if you know of a local (Mobile/Gulf Shores) loving family who would adopt.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Gulf Shores Garden Club in memory of William Whitehall, which in turn will go to their scholarship fund.  Checks may be sent to Gulf Shores Garden Club, 1484 Sandpiper Lane unit 5, Gulf Shores, AL  36542.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

4 Comments

  1. GARY & Jan HADAWAY

    Our prayers and thought are with you during this time of grief. He will always be hearts with fond memories as an important member of “The Table of Knowledge’ at the marina.

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  2. Shane Armfield

    Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Bill over years while he was with Kenz & Leslie. He was a good guy.

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  3. Mike means

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad Trace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob Oliver asked me to pass along his condolences to you as well. God Bless.

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  4. Brother Erik

    Dear Whitehall family,
    Our hearts hurt when your heart hurts. Please know that God also shares in your loss. But He is also there to strengthen you through this challenging time. 1 Thessalonians 2:16,17 reminds us “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of underserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.” Trust that God will continue to give you what you need day by day to cope. God also has promised an end to death on earth. To learn what the Bible teaches about the end of death please see this encouraging Bible-based video. bit.ly/Deathjworg

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