Windle Whitaker, son of the late W.C. Whitaker and Irine Thomas Whitaker, was born Feb. 21, 1944, in Rives, Mo., and departed this life Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the age of 66 years, 11 months and 14 days.
He married Christine Skaggs, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ida-Fay Alice Whitaker.
Survivors include three sons, Mark Champlin, of Puxico, Mo., and Marty Whitaker and wife, Leisa and Deon Whitaker, all of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Vicky Plank and husband, Delbert, of Dover, Del., and Dennia Foster and husband, Johnny, of Palastine, Texas; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Welton Whitaker, of Dewagiac, Mich., Bennis Whitaker, of Marmaduke, Ark., Bobbie Whitaker, of Warden, Wash., and Jerry Whitaker, of Mountain View, Ark.; two sisters, Neva Dean Reel, of Hornersville, Mo., and Eva Jean Graham, of Kennett, and other relatives and many friends.
A private memorial service was held by the family Monday, Feb. 7
McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.