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Karl Dean Whitaker

July 11, 1949 October 4, 2019
Karl Dean Whitaker
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Obituary for Karl Dean Whitaker

Karl Dean Whitaker

1949 – 2019

Karl Dean Whitaker, 70 of Rush, KY, went to be with his Lord on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Kings Daughters Medical Center.

Mr. Whitaker was born July 11, 1949 in Ashland, KY, a son of the late Karl R. Whitaker and Vivian Young Whitaker Hogan. He was also preceded in death by brother-in-law David Foster Fannin.

He was a 1967 graduate of Boyd County High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Berea College, Berea, KY. Dean was a self-employed truck driver for 48 years, a founding member, former board member, and past Assistant Chief of the East Fork Volunteer Fire Department. His hobbies include fishing, camping, and Bluegrass music. He was a member of Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Fox Hunters Lodge, Blue Grass Bass Players, Sound Engineer, and life-long East Fork United Methodist Church member.

Dean is survived by his adoring wife of 46 years, Pamela Corinne Hinds Whitaker, sons, Mark Allen Terry of Marysville, OH and Jason Todd Whitaker, his wife Amy Lynn, of Rush, KY; grand children, Robert (Sasha) Whitaker of Catlettsburg, KY, Brianna Corinne Whitaker of Catlettsburg, Karl Dillon Whitaker of Rush, KY, and Jesse Raylan Whitaker, of Rush; great grandchildren, Robert Cole Whitaker, Adalee Corinne Whitaker, and Carson Blaine Whitaker. Also surviving are a brother, James David Whitaker (Sue) of Rush, KY, sisters, Joyce Fannin of Catlettsburg, and Jane Stufflebam (Brad) of Centralia, IL, along with a host of close family, friends, and neighbors, including the Boyd County Class of ’67, and “the Bluegrass pickers and singers encountered over the decades”.

Funeral Service for Mr. Whitaker will be at 3:00pm Thursday, October 10, 2019 at East Fork United Methodist Church, 201100 KY-3, Rush, KY 41168. Rev. Richie Gindlesperger will officiate. Visiting hours are 6pm until 8pm Wednesday evening at the East Fork United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Whitaker’s memory at East Fork UMC or Sarah Conley's Pink Out Cancer fund at East Fork UMC.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

9

Oct

6:00 PM 10/9/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/9/2019 8:00:00 PM
East Fork United Methodist Church

20100 St. Rt. 3
Rush, KY 41168

East Fork United Methodist Church
20100 St. Rt. 3 Rush 41168 KY
United States

Service

Thursday

10

Oct

3:00 PM 10/10/2019 3:00:00 PM - 3:30 PM 10/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
East Fork United Methodist Church

20100 St. Rt. 3
Rush, KY 41168

East Fork United Methodist Church
20100 St. Rt. 3 Rush 41168 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

East Fork United Methodist Church

20100 St. Rt. 3
Rush, KY 41168

Sarah Conley's Pink Out Cancer fund at East Fork UMC.

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