Luther Allen Whitaker, the son of the late Hiram and Pearl Moore Whitaker, was born in Catron on July 24, 1926, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the age of 80.
Mr. Whitaker had lived in Parma and moved to Dexter many years ago. He had worked in construction, farmed and had rental property.
On Nov. 16, 1945, he was married to Virginia Pauline Parker In St. Louis. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Pauline Whitaker of Dexter; two daughters, Shirley Whitaker of Dexter and Virginia Hendrix of Mt. Vernon; four sons, Aubrey Finch of Bernie, Marvin, Bobby and Joe Finch, all of Dexter; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Blythe Lawrence of Wier, Kan., Mary Dugger and Darlene Parks, both of Dudley; one brother, Winford Whitaker of Puxico; several half-brothers and sisters.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Reed; and three brothers, Louis, Cecil and Olen Whitaker.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Frank Townsend of Parma officiating.
Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.