DUNCAN — Jerry and Betty Whitten have spent all their married life (and more) in Duncan. Betty graduated from Duncan High School in 1945, as did their four children: Steve in 1967 (University of Oklahoma in 1972), John in 1969 (Oklahoma State University in 1974), Missy in 1971 (OU in 1975) and J.D. “Butch” in 1975 (OU in 1979).
Jerry graduated from OU in 1946 in the Navy’s WWII V-12 program and with his father Fred Whitten and father-in-law John Whitten, founded the Whitten Insurance Agency in 1956, which continues in operation today under the direction of Steve and Butch Whitten.
“We look back on 65 years of marriage thankful for the grace of God and his Son, the love and prayers of family and friends, and the blessing of First Baptist Church, of which we’ve been members for over six decades,” said Jerry.