Obituary for Donald Elwood Whitaker

Donald Elwood Whitaker, age 85 of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at his home with family. Born February 11, 1936 in West Virginia he was the son of the late Charles Francis Whitaker & Ollie Rhea Turner Whitaker. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty, five brothers, Pete, Frankie, Eugene, Charles and Leonard Whitaker and son Ramon Griffith.
Donald was a member and Chaplain of the Sons of the American Legion Post #7, Pulaski and was a member and past administrator of the Pulaski Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his
Wife – Carolyn Jane “Scout” Griffith Whitaker-Pulaski
Son – Melvin Whitaker & friend, David Hodges – Dublin
Daughters – Ramona Whitaker – Pulaski, Linda Farriss – Pulaski, Tammy Whitaker – Pulaski
Special Grandson – Kenneth Whitaker
9 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great, Great Grandchildren
Brother – Bud (Virgie) Whitaker – Poplar Camp
Special Sister-in-law – Barbara Whitaker – Giles County
Many nephews, nieces, cousins & friends
Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM – Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Resurgence Church (102 Fayette Street, Pulaski, VA, 24301, Virginia (formerly Midway Church of God of Prophecy) with Pastors Josh Arnold & Randall Jones officiating.
The family will receive friends before service time Sunday at the Church.
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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.