Sunday, September 21, 2008

great-great Uncle

Beecher Whiteaker

COOKEVILLE -- Funeral services for Beecher Whiteaker, 92, of Cookeville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, and from 7 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Whiteaker died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born June 13, 1916, in Putnam County to the late Lot and Effie Swack Whiteaker.

Mr. Whiteaker was a maintenance supervisor in the Putnam County School system.

His family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Vickie Whiteaker of Cookeville; a daughter, Linda Joyce Whiteaker of Sana Maria, Calif.; a sister, Betty Henry of Monterey; three grandchildren, Valarie Smith, Steven Whiteaker and Melissa Ramsey; and three great-grandchildren, Carlie and Brinna Smith and Calvin Ramsey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Roberson Whiteaker; his second wife, Edna Whiteaker; and seven brothers, Vance, Albert, Mal, J.B., Burl, Junior and Charlie Whiteaker.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Carroll, Edwin Ortlepp, Barry Martin, Mike Jones, David Roberson and Bobby Whiteaker.

Bro. Myron Greer will officiate at the services.

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