Stahl Archibald Whitten III

Stahl Archibald Whitten III, age 82, passed away on Monday January 16, 2023 in League City, Texas. He was born on January 26, 1940 in Danville, Illinois to Stahl Archibald Whitten II, and Cecilia Whitten. Stahl is survived by: his daughters, Joy (Gary) Talley, Kimberly (Eric) Alexander, and April (Phillip) Spain; son, Bruce (Rocel) Whitten; sisters, Marsha Eavenson, and Peggy Guillie; brother, Robert Whitten; grandchildren, Justin Talley, Melisa Gunn, Russell Whitten, Cody Alexander, and Audrey Spain; great grandchildren, Trevor Guerrero, Bradyn Gunn, Isabella Whitten, Anthony Talley, as well as numerous family members and friends.  He is proceeded in death by his beloved wife Sandra Whitten, his brother John Whitten, and his parents.  
When his nation called, he answered by joining the US Army. Stahl worked briefly as a Texas State trooper but found his calling as a technician for GTE/Verizon.  Stahl found great joy in coaching little league baseball and softball. Several nights a week were spent at the fields with dinner being from the snack bar.  Many of the relationships he made with his players have lasted to this day.  After retirement Stahl became a regular at the smoke ring.  Watching the price is right with his friends while he enjoyed a cigar became his daily ritual.  Stahl enjoyed going on semiannual cruises with his brother Robert Whitten, especially looking forward to Ponchos Back Yard.  Never going further into Cozumel than this.  He was a people person and loved to make a friend everywhere he went.  Above all else he loved his family, and spending time with them.  Words cannot convey how caring a person Stahl was.  He felt genuine empathy for everyone he met.  The lives he touched are uncountable, and the impressions he made are indelible.
On Friday, January 27, 2023, at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center Blvd. Webster TX, 77598, Stahl’s family will greet guests, during a viewing and visitation from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. A Funeral Service will follow at 2pm. Interment with Military Honors will take place at Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, TX. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Stahl’s memory may do so to The American Heart Association at


  1. I love you Uncle Stahl and will miss you dearly.

    Teri (Whitten) McDaniels
  2. What a positive and friendly man Stahl was. Everyone loved him. Worked at the phone company with Stahl many years. I’ll miss you good friend, but save me a place in Heaven, not far behind you.

  3. I met Bob and Stahl on a cruise in 2010, while eating dinner at the Captain’s Table. They were both gentlemen, loved to talk about going to the ‘smoking room’ and looked forward to it. You could tell the brothers were great friends. May you rest in peace Stahl.
    Linda Lathum

    Linda Lathum
  4. I so wish I could be in Texas to attend this service to honor Stahl. Love you, Stahl, and all your family. We all had so many wonderful times as a family.

    Joy, Bruce, Kim & April, all my love & condolences to each of you! Love you!

    Robin Saunders

    Robin Saunders
  5. You will be missed by so many❤️
    John and I loved you dearly. We had the honor of meeting you and Bob several years ago while on our 2nd cruise. We have loved you every since then. Our times at Panchos back yard in Cozumel were very special. The sitting in the Cigar smoking section of boat with so many friends and loved ones will forever be cherished. I will ALWAYS remember how tickled you were when I took the selfie while we were at Ponchos back yard!!! So many wonderful memories of good times. We love and miss you🤍🤍

    Sheila &John Lobdell
  6. Stahl was such a sweet person and someone I have know for over 40 years. He will be dearly misses. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

    Terrilynn Cloud (Walker Hart)
  7. Even though it’s been a lifetime since I saw him, I remember him kindly. Stahl and Sandra were a wonderful couple. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all.
    Linda Saunders Johnson (niece)

    Linda Johnson
  8. I worked with Stahl at GTE. He was a great coworker . I recently reconnected with him on Facebook where he shared pictures of his cruises. He was a good man and he will be missed.

    Barbara Taylor
  9. We are sorry to hear of Stahl’s passing. We were able to visit with him a little over a year ago at our mom’s (Barbara) funeral. He still had that same smile and genuine caring personality. Sympathy and prayers to you all.
    Stacey Sheppard Gonzalez & Scott Sheppard

    Stacey Sheppard Gonzalez & Scott Sheppard

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