John William "Bill" WhitfieldSeptember 1st, 2021
John William "Bill" Whitfield, age 88, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Rolla, Missouri. He was born on November 2, 1932, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to the late John M. and Frances L. (Wisdom) Whitfield. On August 10, 1958, he married Marceline M. Miller in Dallas, Texas. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1956, and worked as a Geologist for Mason-Johnson Associates, Judy Company, and 28 years with The Missouri Department of Natural Resources in Rolla, Mo. In addition to his parents, Mr. Whitfield was preceded in death by a sister, Gail Van Campen. Surviving family includes his wife Marceline Whitfield; son, Rex Whitfield and wife Christina (Soto) of Johnson City, Tenn.; daughter, Amy Niemira and husband Jim Niemira; grandchildren, Will Niemira (Cherie Mosalud) and Sylvia Espitia (Miles); and great-grandchild, Patrick, all of the Chicago area. There will be a private memorial gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rolla Public Library or the Rolla Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be offered at www.nullandsonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.