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Joe Paul Whitten
May 30, 1930 - September 20, 2021
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Visitation
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home - Big Spring
Friday 9/24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
First Baptist Church -Big Spring
Saturday 9/25, 10:00 am
Cemetery
Trinity Memorial Park
Saturday 9/25

Joe Paul Whitten, 91, of Big Spring passed away Monday, September 20, 2021.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2021 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Big Spring.  Interment will …
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Nancy Marshall left a message on September 26, 2021:
Ming, I am so sorry to learn of your loss of Joe. He was a good man, and I’m so happy for the number of years you spent together. God bless you. Love you, friend. Nancy
Jo Etta Hart left a message on September 25, 2021:
I am so sorry to read about Joe’s passing! He will be singing in the Lord’s choir now!
Ed Moughon left a message on September 25, 2021:
Ming I was so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. He was such a wonderful man. I enjoyed knowing him and I thank you for sharing him with everyone. When I was with him he never missed an opportunity to tell me how proud of you he was. He also never failed to talk 'bird hunting'. I loved the way he embraced all the 'adopted' kids you mentored and welcomed into his life and family. My dearest wishes for you and Joe's entire family to have a bit of Joe with you forever. Ed
Jo Davis Light left a message on September 24, 2021:
Sending prayers of comfort and love to all of the family of Joe. We always enjoyed having Joe at First Baptist Olton. He always took a revival to another level with his music. God bless this family!
Cindy McAllister left a message on September 24, 2021:
My deepest sympathy I send to each of the the family. Joe was a special man with many God given talents. I was one of His Children a really long time ago. He taught me a lot & always made me laugh with his jokes. He will be missed! Rest In Peace Joe!
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Dan Turner left a message on September 24, 2021:
Joe was one of the very most influential people in my life. He was my Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Pampa as I grew up. I always called him “my Father in Music Ministry”. I patterned much of my own music ministry after the great program he had there. I so admired and loved Joe. This pic that I so cherish was on a ship cruising New York Harbor on our Singing Men of Texas tour to New York City climaxing with a concert in Carnegie Hall. It was Joe’s last Singing Men tour. I have tried to arrange to be at the funeral, but sadly I can’t. My prayers and thoughts go out to all the family.
Beverly Wheeler-Warren left a message on September 23, 2021:
Ming, David and Marta, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your dear husband and father. As Joe arrived in magnificent heaven, I can only imagine the welcome he received at the pearly gates. ✝️ I have so much to say about Joe. I wrote about him and to him quite a great deal on Facebook where we kept in touch. I told him... but I want you to know as well, how my heart is truly overflowing with gratitude for the part he played in my life and so many others who were a part of His Children Prison Ministry. Joe and His Children were such an integral part of my deepening faith as a teen and then as I continued to grow as an adult. The songs we would sing in His Children have stuck with me my entire life and have brought great comfort, joy and hope to me exactly when I’ve needed it! Joe had a gift of ministering to those who were desperate for the love of Jesus. Being a young teen, I never fully understood the impact the ministry of His Children was having on the prisoners. It wasn’t until I was an adult, reflecting back, that I came to truly appreciate being a part of something so life changing. So many prisoners searching for hope would flood the alter after our concerts experiencing the miraculous life changing love of Jesus. “Praise the Lord", "Rise Again", "Through it all", "The Blood will Never Lose Its Power", "One Day at a Time", The King is Coming”, “Nothing but the Blood"(Strobelight!!!) I can’t listen to these songs without thinking of Joe! Joe kept us kids laughing all the time. He really had a great sense of humor. I can just picture him comparing himself to Clint Eastwood, or pulling out “that picture” in his wallet telling everyone it was his wife. 😂 He was such a mess! Everyone loved him. Thank you David, Marta, Ming and beautiful Virginia in heaven for sharing your dad and husband with us all. My prayers and love are with you as you say a temporary good bye. Rest in Peace Joe! ❤️ Love to you all! Beverly Wheeler-Warren (I sadly will not be able to attend the service but I will be watching online)
Jonathan Downey left a message on September 22, 2021:
My sincerest condolences to David, Marta, Aaron and family. Some of my greatest memories of Joe were on the Prison Ministry. He had the greatest passion for witnessing to those inmates, and I've always had the utmost respect for that. We can take comfort that he is with his Lord and Savior, and is whole again.
Samuel Gladden left a message on September 22, 2021:
I am so very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Joe was an incredible force in this world, as the very moving obituary shows. He was also very humble: I knew Joe for just about my whole life and never heard him talk about his many accomplishments except to credit others such as the members of His Children. I will remember Joe as the choir director of the church in which I grew up, and I will always be grateful for his making the trip to Louisiana to sing at my father's funeral in 2018. Joe was a man of God, and now he is home. Rest in peace, dear one.
Margaret Davidson left a message on September 22, 2021:
Ming and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of Joe. He was wonderful to share his love for singing for so many. Prayers to all the family for comfort. Joe is singing in heaven and I'm sure everyone there is enjoying his singing.
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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