Venson Whitaker, 85, died May 14 at his home at Ulvah.
A son of the late Boyd and Martha Watts Whitaker, he was preceded in death by four sisters, a brother, and two grandchildren.
He was a member of the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Ora Watts Whitaker; four sons, Manuel Dean Whitaker of Jeremiah, Denzil Whitaker of Leatherwood, Venon Whitaker of Ulvah, and Ricky Whitaker of Hallie; four daughters, Grethel ‘Dosh’ Fields of Hallie, Freda Combs of Carcassone, Gertrude Maggard of Cowan, and Mary Janet Collins of Isom; a brother, Virgil Whitaker, and a number grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held May 17 at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery in Ulvah.
Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.