John Whitaker

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 8, 2008

Services for John Whitaker, of Woodville, were 3 p.m. Sunday,Dec. 7, at Woodville United Methodist Church with burial in theWhitaker Family Cemetery in Woodville. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Whitaker, 83, died Dec. 4, 2008, at Lane Memorial Hospital inZachary, La. He was born on Jan. 12, 1925, to John Whitaker Sr. andMary Woods Whitaker.

He was a farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Koreanconflict and World War II. He was a member of Woodville UnitedMethodist Church. He was also a member of the Louisiana PecanGrowers Association, the Mississippi Farm Bureau Association andthe Louisiana Farm Bureau Association.

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Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are a son, James Whitaker, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; adaughter, Wanda Whitaker, of Washougal, Wash.; a brother, RichardWhitaker, of Woodville; and a sister, Antoinette Jackson, of Bains,La.; and his five grandchildren.