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TPWD News Release — Oct. 17, 2008

Memorial Fund Created for Fallen Game Warden George H. Whatley

AUSTIN, Texas — A memorial fund has been set-up for the family of Texas Game Warden George H. Whatley. Whatley, a 45-year-old native of Atlanta, Texas, died in Fort Stockton Friday, Oct. 10, after participating in a training exercise.

Whatley was a 2007 graduate of the Texas Game Warden Academy and was stationed in Van Horn. He is survived by his wife, Kelly, and two sons: Sam, 14; and Seth, 13.

Whatley was laid to rest with full law enforcement honors Wed., Oct. 15 at Savannah Cemetery in Marion County.

Donations may be made to the George Whatley Family Fund at Domino Federal Credit Union, 901 West Main Street, Atlanta, TX, 75551.

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