Whitesburg KY

Denzil Whitaker succumbs at 71



Denzil Whitaker, 71, of Leatherwood, died June 20 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.

He was a son of the late Venson and Ora Watts Whitaker.

Surviving are his wife,Teresa Smith Whitaker; a son, Venson Craig Whitaker of Leatherwood; a special child, Amanda Smith; two brothers, Manuel Dean Whitaker of Jeremiah, and Rick Whitaker of Hallie; four sisters, Grethel Fields of Hallie, Freda Combs of Carcassonne, Gertrude Maggard of Cowan, and Mary Janet Collins of Cornettsville; two grandchildren, Hunter Craig Whitaker and Melanie Coots.

Mr. Whitaker was preceded in death by a son, Denzil Ray Whitaker, and a brother, Venon Whitaker.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 23) at the Little Zion Church. Burial will follow in the Caudill Cemetery at Leatherwood.

Letcher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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