Clarence J. Whittenberg was born in Olney, Texas, on April 23, 1935, and went to be with his Lord on Nov. 12, 2016.

Clarence J. Whittenberg was born in Olney, Texas, on April 23, 1935, and went to be with his Lord on Nov. 12, 2016.

He was married to his high school sweetheart Waunetta for 64 years.

He was a graduate of Wheeler, Texas High School, West Texas State University, and Dallas Theological Seminary.

He loved coaching football, teaching history, and teaching the Bible. He loved his family and held a special place in his heart for the many students and players that were under his influence during his 30-plus-year tenure as a teacher and football coach. His story telling is legendary and many will remember him as being a tough but fair mentor.

Viewing will be at Lehman Funeral Home in Wellston, Oklahoma, beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, and family members will be present that day from 6 to 8 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 16, at Metropolitan Baptist Church 7201 W Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his memory to Frontier Hospice of Oklahoma City or Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas.