Richard Whitaker, 73, died May 18 at his home at Hallie.
A son of the late Hubert and Susan Watts Whitaker, he was also preceded in death by a brother: Lonzo Whitaker, and four sisters: Lois Cox, Elsie McCllan, Delma Stallard, and Jackie Ison.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Ann Bowman Whitaker; a son, Richard Whitaker Jr. of Hallie; a daughter, Mitzi Caudill of Hallie; a sister, Norma Sue Jent of Hallie; three grandchildren, Beth, Tori, and Ivy; four great-grandchildren, Shaun, Cadance, Andra, and Cookie; a nephew, William Stallard; a niece, Maudie; and a great-grandson, Shaun.
Funeral services were held May 21 at the Cedar Grove Church. Burial was in the Watts Cemetery at Hallie.