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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Everett R. "Jack" Whittaker (August 17, 2011)

Everett R. "Jack" Whittaker, 87, of Greenville, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011 at the Oakley House in Greenville.

He was born November 10, 1923 in Darke County, son of the late Russell and Iva (Anthony) Whittaker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma G. (Eley) Whittaker; a daughter, Shelba Miller; sisters, Elonour Marshall,Emma Fredrick, Marie Garbig; brothers, Don, Chalmer and Gerald Whittaker.

Jack had worked a various places including Cussins and Fern, Holthouse Furniture, Markie Trailer Sales, Hegemeyer Trailer and Garbig Brothers. He was a World War II veteran which he had served in the Army. He was a member of the New Madison United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 245 in New Madison.

He is survived daughters, Shirley Perez, Shelia McGuire, Sherry Garbig, Jacqueline Soper; step son, Stephen L. Sink; step daughter, Joan Anderson; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, step great great grandchildren; a brother, James R. Whittaker; sisters, Dorothy Sullenbarger, Vera Marshall, Nola Coning; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11a.m. till the time of service. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com