Ruth Plowman Whitaker

Published 11:09 am Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Ruth Plowman Whitaker, 73, of Mocksville, died Feb. 19, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center.

She was born Janu. 21, 1947 in Davie County, a daughter of the late William Ellis Plowman and Belva Annie (Fox) Plowman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Silas Fletcher Whitaker, and a granddaughter, Sabrina Brittany Whitaker.

She attended Davie High School and Davidson County Community College. She was a teacher at First Baptist Child Care of Yadkinville, having worked in childcare for more than 20 years. She loved to dance and take care of children. She was a long term member at Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Johnny F. Whitaker (Beverly) of Mocksville, Silas Leon Whitaker (Kimberly) of Mocksville, and Steven M. Whitaker (Amanda) of Mocksville; brothers, Bill G. Plowman of Advance, William H. Plowman of Mocksville, David L. Plowman of Clarksville, Tenn., Larry D. Plowman of Hickory, and Danny K. Plowman (Linda) of Siler City, sisters, Katie L. Clinard (Dave) of Lexington, Sara J. Swain (George) of Winston-Salem, Beth Smith of Advance, and Kathy D. Plowman of Clemmons; and grandchildren, Jonathan Whitaker, Ashlyn Nicole Whitaker, Nicholas Whitaker, and Landon Whitaker.

Visitation was 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Liberty Baptist Church. The funeral service was at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Noel Hawks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials : Liberty Baptist Cemetery Fund.