He served as a judge with the Norman Municipal Court from 1960 to 1978 and was presiding judge from 1970 to 1978.
A skilled equestrian, he was active in the breeding of Trakehner horses at the couple’s Cedar Crest Farm in southeast Norman. He served as founding president and chair of the board for the American Trakehner Association, which promoted the East Prussian riding horses in North America.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William D. Whinery, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Doris of the Norman home; sons Leo H. Whinery Jr. of Norman, Dr. Michael Albert Whinery of Claremore and Webster Palmer Whinery Sr. of Los Angeles; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a nephew and a niece.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Oklahoma College of Law Scholarship fund in memory of Leo Howard Whinery, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019.
Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.
Online memories may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012