Todd Darren Whipple

Todd Darren Whipple


Todd Darren Whipple, age 55 from Grove, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, in Stillwater, OK.  Todd was born on October 28, 1965, in Oklahoma to parents, Darrel and Lynn Whipple.  Todd grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and attended Deer Creek Public Schools K-12.  Todd completed an associate’s degree in horticulture from Oklahoma State University.  Todd loved all outdoor activities including boating, fishing, shooting, and especially most recently enjoyed his place at Grand Lake.  Since he relocated to Grove Oklahoma, he spent much time cooking and entertaining family.  Todd also liked black coffee, lots of sweets, books, and art.

Besides spending time with his wife and family, Todd had an interest in reading, building, spending time on the lake and taking care of his dog, Addy.  Todd will be remembered by his unfailing work ethic, his kindness, and his willingness to help others in time of need.

His younger sister Amanda shared “that he loved beautiful sunsets and was always willing to share tips and trades regarding house projects and always coming up with creative ideas.” Amanda also shared that “Todd was an affectionate person and always expressing his love to others.  She said, “The winks he would shoot me from across the room proved that he always had my back and reassured me when in doubt everything would be ok.”

Todd’s younger brother Chris mentioned that “Todd fit the role as big brother perfectly growing up, and that the two brothers spent much time trapping and fishing, always looking out for Chris while teaching him new things along the way.  Chris mentioned that “He not only loved me as brothers do but made sure that I knew it by telling me and showing much love and affection. As we grew into young men, our bond as brothers grew also.  The most recent memories shared were happy, enjoying our time together and with family.”

Todd’s sister Darolyn reminds us all that Todd was loving for sure, but she said, “let’s now forget that he was also very ornery!”  “There were many times that Todd was quite the trickster and enjoyed poking fun and teasing his siblings.”   As Dad said “Todd was precious, well mannered and kind.”

Todd’s humor combined with his sweet affection was a perfect combination and made him so easy to love.

Todd is survived by his parents, Darrel and Lynn Whipple, wife, Sandie Edwards; Children, Benton Whipple, Samantha & husband Colby Collier, Alexis and husband David Owen, Jesse and husband Eric Edwards;  grandchildren, Marley and Christian; siblings, Darolyn and husband Greg Seay, Chris and wife Julie, Amanda and husband A.J. Schultz, brothers in law, Bill Hoy and wife Claudia, and James Hoy and wife Sharrie; nieces and nephews, Madilyn, Mallory, Myranda and Grayson Seay, Stella and Evi Whipple, Abigail and Carson Schultz.  Todd had many other nieces and nephews including Samuel, Amelia, Annie Lynn, Bradley, Gabrielle, Erika, Shepherd, Selah, Shiloh, Sarah Joy, and Ellie.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the City Rescue organization  or the Oklahoma Humane Society

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

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’.


14 thoughts on “Todd Darren Whipple”

  1. Rebecca Landry

    I loved reading what the siblings had to say about him. Prayers and many thoughts are with all of you at this time.

  2. I was shocked and greatly saddened by the news of Todd’s untimely passing. The Whipple family..all of you..were like a second family to me growing up and I was very fond of Todd. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know your closeness as a family and a little help from upstairs will help you through this difficult time. I miss all of you and love you as family. God bless and keep you all.

  3. Dr Johnny & Sandy Roy & family

    We are saddened to hear of Todd’s passing ……..may God give peace and understanding 😘🙏❤️

  4. The Billen family sends their thoughts and prayers to the Whipples during this sudden passing of Todd. May God be the Rock and Comforter for your family.

  5. Chris Wegener

    My deepest condolences 🙏. I’m so sorry for your loss and I’ll be praying for God’s comfort and peace to envelop you all during this difficult time. God bless.

  6. I was sorry to see this. To the entire family, you have my sincere sympathy and hope that all the life supporting qualities of Todd’s life will live on through each of you.

  7. Johan Odelberg

    I have only the brightest of memories when I think of you Todd. A great friend, an inspiration and I always have and will continue to smile when I think of all the things we did together. All the things you thought me as I was an exchange student at Deer Creek High School.

    My thoughts go out to all of you, some whom I have never met.
    We are all sharing sadness and loss together today.

  8. The Schmidtberger's

    We will miss this dear Lake friend. His wonderful goofy smile and wave each morning made such a special memory to our lake trips. We loved having him as our neighbor and there will definitely be a void. Rest in Peace sweet man.

    Mark, Dianna, AJ, Beth, Brennan and Lilly Schmidtberger ♥

  9. I will always be grateful for knowing Todd and his family! I will hold that in my heart! My deepest and warmest condolences.

  10. Pamela Seay Andrews

    We are sorry for this great loss! I know the entire Whipple family and all the friends will miss Todd so much!

  11. Paula Ridenour

    Bill and I are surprised and saddened by Todd’s passing. He did a lot of painting for us and did a great job. He was very professional and thorough. He was such a good man. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    Bill & Paula Ridenour

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