Johnny R. Whitaker

Published 3:35 pm Friday, October 19, 2018

Mr. Johnny R. Whitaker, 78, died on Oct. 16, 2018 with his wife by his side.

Born on June 6, 1940 in Iredell County, he was the son to the late John and Sarah Myers Whitaker. He owned and managed S&J Scale Co. until his retirement.

He is also  preceded in death by 2 sons, Johnny Jr. and Tony Whitaker.

Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Sallie Whitaker; many other family members; and special friends, Bonnie and Arthur Brown.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20  at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy England officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood cemetery with full military honors. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative Care of Iredell, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, 28625.