Billy G. Whitaker, 84, passed away on May 9 at his home in Hutchinson, Kansas, surrounded by his family.
Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late H.B. and Mattie Caudill Whitaker, and was the father of the late Kevin Whitaker.
Mr. Whitaker was graduated from Memorial High School and attended Texas A&M. In 1954 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1959.
After 30 years in the food industry, he was retired from Tyson as a plant manager.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa, the love of his life; three daughters, Vaunelle Alexander and husband Scott, Marjorie Pribyl and husband Joe, and Deanna Smith and husband Matthew; a son, Allen Whitaker and wife Audry; a brother, Dean Whitaker and wife Susan; a sister, Eola Caudill; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Whitaker was preceded in death by two sisters, Ila and Kathy, and three brothers, Clarence, Arnold and Shelby.
A private family graveside service was held May 14 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Bill Whitaker’s name to Hospice of Reno County, 2020 N. Waldron, Suite 100, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502, 620-665-2473.