Deidra Whatley, 84, of Bandera, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Bandera Rehab and Health Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
Deidra was born July 10, 1927, at Texon, Texas, to Mildred and A.O. Vanderford. She married Tommy Whatley on Jan. 29, 1947, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1992.
She was a resident of Big Spring since 1938, graduating from Big Spring High School in 1943. She served in the Nurses Cadet Corps from 1943 until 1946. She was a registered nurse at Malone and Hogan Hospital and Scenic Mountain Medical Center for more than 50 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Deidra is survived by two sons, Van Tom Whatley and wife Cindy of Bandera and Jan Tom Whatley and wife Cynthia of Dallas; one daughter, Dana Tom Whatley and husband Kerry Hall of St. Joseph, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one infant son, Sam Tom Whatley in 1950.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com