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Services held for Jerry Whitaker



Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Whitaker, 67, were held October 30 at Cowan Chapel Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery in Whitesburg.

A son of the late Alamander and Alice Sparkman Whitaker, he died October 26 at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was the widower of Sherry Lynn Paige Whitaker, a brother of the late Glenn Whitaker, Ira Whitaker, and Roudell Birchfield.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a member of Whitesburg American Legion Post No. 152 and VFW Post No. 5829.

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Vicki Keith and husband Marty of Cumberland; three sisters, May Caudill of Hallie, Corcie Blair of Virginia, and Essie Haarman of Cincinnati, Oh.; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Ethan, Kera, Harley and Dakota; and two caregivers, Sheila Short and Tim Short.

Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.



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