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Rondald Whitten

August 13, 1922 — March 23, 2016

Rondald J. Whitten (R.J.), passed away March 23,2016 at his home in Troy, TX.
R.J. was born August 13, 1922 in Reserve, New Mexico. R.J. entered the U.S. Army
following high school at the beginning of War World II. R.J served as an Aerial Gunnery
Instructor prior to his deployment to the European Theater, where he was a B17 Ball Turret Gunner.
R.J. was honorably discharged in November, 1945 having attained the rank of Sergeant. R.J.
married Bobbie Jean Berrey during his service in World War II, of this union two
children were born. Following military service he graduated college and attended
medical school at University of Colorado. Newly minted as a M.D. the family moved
to Temple, Texas in 1954 where he did his Rotating Internship at Scott & White Hospital.
Following his Internship in 1955, Dr. Whitten built and opened Hillandale Clinic & Hospital in
Killeen, Texas. During the next few years while his medical practice grew he was fully committed
to helping the community. Serving as the 2nd President of the newly formed Killeen Rotary
Club of which he was a founding member, among other things he was a team doctor for Killeen
High School. After the passing of his first wife in 1971, he met and later went on to marry Henrietta McEwen and she brought into this union 3 children. Dr. Whitten was an avid team roper and
bird hunter. He was inducted into Comanche Gap Medicine Man in 1997 earning this award making "good medicine" by serving the people of the community. This is an honor only given annually
by the Council of Men. After retiring from his medical practice in 2008, he and his wife
relocated to Troy, Texas. He is preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta, and one son, Ronnie Whitten.
Cherishing his memories are sons Freddie Whitten and his wife Carolyn of Fredericksburg; Charles McEwen of Harker Heights; daughters Charlotte Allman of Troy; Carolyn Shields of Belton; grandsons Colin Allman of Houston; Tanner Shields of Waco; Hunter Shields of Belton.


Graveside Services

Killeen Memorial Park
3600 Lake Road
Killeen, TX  76543
Monday, March 28, 2016
1:00 p.m.
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