Danny James Whitley

Danny James Whitley

July 6, 1982 – March 21, 2021

In loving memory of Danny James Whitley.  Danny was born to Larry and Giuseppina Whitley on July 6, 1982 in Fort Hood, Texas.  He peacefully left this earth on March 21,2021 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Danny graduated from Shawnee High School in 2001 where he was an extremely talented and acclaimed wrestler.  He then achieved a degree in 2010 from the University of Central Oklahoma in Industrial Safety and chose this as his career path for many years.  Danny enjoyed many activities which included creating art, cooking Italian food, watching and playing sports, skate boarding, playing video games, building military model aircraft, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family. Danny left his footprint with many of his artistic works, including murals that will live on forever.  He was a man of few words, but a big heart that was evident to all who knew him.

Danny is preceded in death by grandmothers, Doris Whitley and Anna Crescenzo; grandfather Gerardo Crescenzo.  He is survived by his wife Nicole Whitley, daughter Olivia and son Bearett; grandfather, Frank Whitley; father and stepmother, Larry and Kathy Whitley; mother, Giuseppina Crescenzo; brothers, Gino Whitley and Christopher Whitley; and many beloved extended family; Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, In-laws, Cousins and friends.

Danny was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Services to be held at Matthews funeral home, Edmond, Oklahoma, Saturday, March 27th at 10:00am.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to health regulations.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

10 thoughts on “Danny James Whitley”

  1. Diego and Ute

    Dear Whitley Family, It is with a heart filled with pain that we say goodbye to our beloved nephew Danny. We were fortunate to be able to spend a short time with him.
    This is what we will always remember. We wish you all much strength in this difficult time.

    “The most precious legacy of a person, is the trace his love has left in our hearts.”

    Sincere condolences and you are in our hearts

    Uncle and aunt; Diego and Ute

  2. Rick, Carey Sue and Billy Vega

    Praying for Peace and Comfort during this time. My memories of Danny will always be of man who was self motivated, responsible, creative and had a love for his family.

    I am thankful that I was able to catch up with him last summer and have him bring his artistic talents to our home when he painted a canvas for my son’s room.

    God Bless You and your family.

  3. Maria, Sabrina, Alessandro and Veronica

    Words can not express all our deep sadness in having to say goodbye to Danny.
    Distance does not erase the love for our nephew and cousin.
    We will always remember the beautiful moments spent with him in Italy.

    “No one dies on earth as long as they live in the heart of those who remain”

    Close to you with love

    Aunt Maria and your cousins Sabrina, Alessandro and Veronica

  4. Catarina and Family

    Dear Whitley family,

    we have no words, we can’t say anything that will ease the pain.
    Although I haven’t seen Danny for many years, he was always present in my mind. I will always carry the memories of him when we were children within me.
    We wish you a lot of strength for this difficult time and hope that one day the beautiful memories of him will ease the pain.
    We are with you in our thoughts and carry you in our hearts.

    “You are no longer where you were – but you are everywhere we are.”

    Cousin Catarina with Jens, Robin and Mika

  5. Sebastiano with Family

    Dear Whitley Family,

    we share the deep pain with you. Unfortunately, due to the great distance, it was not possible for us to have closer contact. Nevertheless, the family remains, and it hurts us to say goodbye to our nephew and cousin. We wish you a lot of strength and love for the future. God bless you.

    “Those we love don´t go away, they walk besides us everyday.”

    In love,

    Uncle Sebastiano & Aunt Maria-Rosaria and your cousins Pier Paolo, Roberto & Melissa

  6. Simon and Family

    Dear Whitley Family,

    Danny will always remain in our hearts as the splendid and happy person he was.

    Words can’t express how deeply hurt we feel for you. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in this time of loss.

    Cousin Simon with Claudia, Raphael and Romy

  7. Zina Hogan, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Dear Whitley Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Danny’s passing.
    I was the Director of Galleries and Collections for the College of Fine Arts and Design at UCO from 2001 til 2016. We purchased one of Danny’s paintings for the University Art Collection. Danny was a very gifted artist, friend and co worker. Always very helpful in helping us set up for art exhibits. So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Santino Crescenzo and Family

    Dear Whitley Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in this time of loss.

    We always will think of Danny in joy and thankfulness on our time together.

    In love cousin Santino with Stefanie, Leander, Jano and Emilia

  9. Robin H Lacy

    My sincere condolences to the entire Whitley family, but especially Nicole, Olivia and Bearett. Your husband and Dad was a joy to have in the Industrial Safety program here at UCO. His smile and easy nature left a lasting impression on me and the other faculty, and he will be missed.
    So sorry for your loss,

    Dr. Robin Lacy
    Professor and Department Chair – University of Central Oklahoma
    Occupational Safety

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