James Raymond Whittaker, 88, of Ingalls, passed away March 7, 2018, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Anderson, where he resided most of his life.
He served his country in the Navy and he retired from Corefine.
He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and Elm Grove Christian Church. He enjoyed going to church, carpentry work, gardening, going out to eat, traveling, and spending time with his family.
James is survived by his wife, Yvonna Jeanne Whittaker; children, Stephen (Bobbi) Whittaker, Kathy (LeeRoy) Delp, Michael (Betty) Whittaker, and Jana (Bud) McCorkle; sisters, Norma Sparks and Rosemary Chamberlain; grandchildren, Angie Baker, Judy Kelley, Jennifer Burris, Stacey Lycan, Jama Whittaker, Stephanie Large, Misty Deavers, Stephen Whittaker Jr., Amy Whittaker, Erica Tomlin, Matthew Downey, and David Downey; stepgrandchildren, Andrea Dahl, Michelle Delp, Shanda White, Stacie McCorkle, Monty Hendricks, Wayne Hendricks, Robert Hendricks; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Mildred Whittaker; father, Herbert Raymond Whittaker; brother, Carl Whittaker; sister, Phyllis Carlson; and stepgrandson, Scott McCorkle.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the funeral home, with Pastor Mike Whiteman officiating. Burial will take place in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Association.
Published on March 10, 2018