Harold Whatley, 90, of Bethel, Oklahoma, succumbed on October 12, 2012, at his home in Bethel. Harold was born on October 11, 1922, in Rufe, Oklahoma to Hardy and Bessie Whatley. He married Lorene Walker on December 8, 1947, in DeQueen, Arkansas. They had two daughters, Kathy Bullard and Janice Warthen. Harold was a lifelong resident of Bethel. Harold served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a tanker in the 782nd Tank Battalion in Germany. He was a rancher and was also a road grader operator for the State of Oklahoma in northern McCurtain County. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene, his parents Hardy and Bessie Whatley, two brothers, Todd Whatley and O?Neal Whatley and three sisters, Ethel Middleton, Estelle Moore and Opal Smith. Harold is survived by Kathy and Darrell Bullard of Midlothian, TX, Janice Warthen of Ardmore, OK, one sister Loretta and Marvin Baggs of Pickens, OK, brother-in-laws Fred and Earlene Walker of Bethel and Don and June Walker of Valliant, OK and sister-in-law Betty Walker of Midlothian, TX. In addition, he is survived by several cousins, and many nieces and nephews.Cemetery:Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery. \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Harold Whatley, please visit our floral store.