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Jarrett Ryan Whittington

Male 1987 - 2012  (25 years)

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  • Name Jarrett Ryan Whittington 
    Born Mar 13, 1987  Corpus Christi, Nueces county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 01, 2012  Austin, Travis county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Obituary:
      Jarrett Ryan Whittington, age 25, passed away on July 1, 2012. Ryan was born on March 13, 1987, to W. Gary and Mary Whittington. He graduated from Mary Carroll High School in 2005, and Texas State University San Marcos in 2010 with degrees in Mass Communication and Geography. Ryan was employed by the United States Tennis Association -Texas. He enjoyed participation in sports, playing tennis, playing video games, and hanging out with friends and family.
      He will always be remembered for his kind heart, sports trivia knowledge, wittiness, and loyalty to his family and friends. He had a contagious smile and was always happy. Ryan was a loving son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend.
      Ryan is preceded in death by grandfathers Wayland G. Whittington and Richard C. Edwards; grandmothers Mary Whittington Jarrett and Elizabeth Ann Edwards; numerous aunts and uncles; and his childhood best friend Angel Weston Conoly.
      Ryan is survived by his parents: Gary and Mary Whittington; sisters: Ashley and Amanda Whittington; step-grandfather: Harry Jarrett; uncles and aunts: Glen and Ginger Whittington, George and Gaye Galante, David and Terry Jarrett, Dale and Lori Hess, Emily Foust, and Rob Foust; cousins: Gina Whittington, Michelle Tettleton, Wade Tettleton, Ali and Tyler Galante, Courtney Gaines, Brooke Stone, Nicole Galante, Sean Foust, Jennifer Schade, Colleen Hull, Ashley Schade, Greg Hess, and Valerie Lewis.
      Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church with a Rosary Service to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Interment will be Private.
      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ryan's name to The New Youth Center at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church; The Carroll Tiger Athletic Foundation at 5656 South Staples Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 or a charity of your choice.
      AUSTIN -- Police have released the names of those involved in a deadly incident in Lady Bird Lake over the weekend.
      Police say Madeline Rackley, 25, drove her Honda Civic into Lady Bird Lake Sunday just before 2 a.m. She and passenger Danielle Martinez, 25, managed to escape. A passenger in the backseat, Jarrett Ryan Whittington, 25, was unable to get out of the car. He drowned at the scene.
      Whittington's family members came to the spot Monday where the incident took place, looking for answers and trying to understand how someone would drive a car into the lake.
      The area was dark; there are no lights underneath the bridge. It has been said Rackley thought it was an entrance ramp onto I-35.
      Police say the women told them Whittington was in the back seat, but the car sank before officers could rescue him. It was 30 yards from the shore. The Austin police dive team recovered Whittington's body a few hours later.
      A lover of tennis, Whittington was supposed to start teaching a tennis camp at the University of Texas San Antonio this summer. Instead, his family and friends are left to mourn the tragic death of a beloved son, brother and friend.
      Rackley and Martinez were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, and are said to be okay.
      Police say Rackley has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. She was booked into the Travis County Jail. This is not the first incident she has had with drinking and driving. In 2009, she was convicted of driving while intoxicated in Austin.
      If you have information on this incident, you are asked to call APD at (512) 974-6981.
      This is Austin's 42nd traffic fatality of the year.
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    Last Modified Oct 10, 2013 

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