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J.D. Whiteaker

1941 – 2012

Mr. J.D.  Whiteaker, age 70, passed from this life, Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Willows at Winchester Care & Rehab Ctr, in Winchester, TN.

Mr. Whiteaker was born in Putnam County, TN on May 21, 1941, the son of the late Burl and Rulie C.  Whiteaker.

J.D. was a true entrepreneur. He was a partner in Sportsman’s World, Bowling World and J.D.’s place. He was well known in the Marine industry and a respected member of the local business community for many years.

A Celebration of Life was held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home – Cremation Center, located at 1786 Smithville Hwy in Sparta, on Wednesday, April 25th.

Surviving family members include the following:

Wife – Mary Jane Swafford Whiteaker

Son – Jeff Whiteaker and wife Karen of Kingston Springs, TN

Brother – Troy Whiteaker and wife Jean of Cookeville

Grandchildren – Nicholas and Erica Whiteaker of Kingston Springs, TN

J.D. is also survived by special friends and caregivers Debbie McDaniel and Bill Gilbert of Quebeck, TN as well as many other close family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., 1459 Interstate Dr, Suite 211, Cookeville, TN 38501, Calvary Cemetery in Big Lick, TN;  or  The American Cancer Society c/o Oliver & Mabel Blaylock, 1019 Winningham Rd. Tansi, TN 38555

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