James ‘Jimmy’ Thomas Whittaker

Published 6:36 am Monday, May 15, 2023

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Mr. James “Jimmy” Thomas Whittaker 87, of Wandering Lane, Mocksville, died Friday, May 12, 2023, at his home.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1935  in Davie County to the late Duke LeGrand Whittaker and Jessie Ruth Reavis Whittaker Howell.

Mr. Whittaker was a longtime member of Blaise Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Navy, and was a Freemason. He loved golf and enjoyed tending to his vineyard on the farm in his later years. Jimmy will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife of 63 years, Retha Leona Pratt Whittaker; and 2 brothers, Roger Whittaker and Gene Whittaker.

Survivors include: 3 sons, Mark Whittaker (Beth) of Cornelius, Clark Whittaker (Nikki) of Mocksville, and Barry Whittaker of Mocksville; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Angell of Mocksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 18 in Blaise Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Furches officiating.

Memorials may be considered for: Handyman and Disaster Relief Ministry, c/o Blaise Baptist Church, 134 Blaise Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028.

Online condolences:www.eatonfuneralservice.com.