Help a Poker Player Out

by , Mar 13, 2009 | 2:18 pm

Some of you may know Walter Whitehead, a Dallas player and semi-regular at the still-going Lodge Amateur Poker tourneys. He’s one of those super-nice friendly Cowboy-hat-wearing tablemates who always seems to have a good time while working on his game. Well, his son, John, was murdered last week in Plano, and he’s having trouble paying for the burial. Meanwhile, Walt’s grandsons — Grayson, age 5, and Jonathan, who turned 8 yesterday — are left without a father and face a future less certain than they can understand … and a difficult one for their dad’s dad to deal with.

Sorry for being the bearer of rough news, but I thought a few of you specifically might want to know. Any financial assistance would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to:

Jonathan B Dwayne Whitehead Memorial at American National Bank of Texas

Here is the bank’s info … funds can be snail-mailed or wire-transferred to any branch. And if you’d like to offer any other assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Jay Wagoner (aka “Cowboy” or “Gandalf” to Lodge players), who can put you directly in touch with the Whitehead family.

Rough times, to say the least. But it’s good to know he’s got family, church support, and poker friends to help make it all a little better.


2 Comments to “Help a Poker Player Out”


  1. Aaron A.
    says:

    My condolences to the Whitehead family. Walter is a great guy, this is awful. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers!


  2. chris
    says:

    he was killed by someone defending themself. walter, i am sorry you lost a son, but my friend was wrongfully convicted of premeditated murder. he was attacked, told john to stop and that he had a weapon. john didn’t stop, and got shot. my friend then called 911 and WAITED BY HIS SIDE!! where would someone put that in their “premeditated” plan?