Funeral services for Ivan Whitaker Jr., of Little Colley, were held April 1 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Gibson family cemetery at Isom.
The son of the late Ivan and Sally Caldwell Whitaker, he died March 28 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.
Mr. Whitaker was a coal miner and worked for more than 40 years. His hobbies included going fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to play cards.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce Sexton Whitaker; two daughters, Brittany (Nick) and Brandi (Josh); a son, Christopher Whitaker; two sisters, Ruth Noble of Dry Fork and Judy Dent ( Bennie) of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Shawntaya, Christopher David, Zoey, and Ellie Grace.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Rose and Louise.