Steven Don Whitaker

Published 9:06 am Thursday, October 12, 2023

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Mr. Steven Don Whitaker, 75, of U.S. 158, Mocksville, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 while playing golf at Colin Creek Golf Club.

He was born on April 4, 1948 in Forsyth County to the late Douthit Kimbrough “D.K.” and Sarah Elizabeth Sain Whitaker.

Steve served five years in the U.S. Army and retired from the Town of Mocksville with 30 years of service. He attended Mocksville Wesleyan Church and was a generous and giving man who never met a stranger, and always made others smile.  He loved playing golf, enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his two grandsons, who affectionately called him, “Boppa”.

Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Linda McClamrock Whitaker of the home; his son, Shane Whitaker (Christina); 2 grandsons, Jackson Ashburn Whitaker and William Alexander Whitaker; a special cousin, Elaine Armsworthy; and an aunt, Helen Jordan.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Trent Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, with military honors. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Mocksville Wesleyan Church, c/o June Beal, 1363 County Home Road, Mocksville, NC 27028.

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