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Thomas J. Whitaker


Thomas J. Whitaker age 74 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard Kentucky.  He was born March 04, 1945 in Knox, Indiana to the late Herald and Thelma Joseph Whitaker.  Survivors include his wife, Jessie Neal Arnett Whitaker, two sons, Michael (Teresa) Whitaker of Paintsville, Kentucky, Matthew Whitaker of Lexington, Kentucky, one daughter, Stephanie (Brandon) Davis of Georgetown, Kentucky, two brothers, Carter Whitaker of Salyersville, Kentucky, Terry Whitaker of Royalton, Kentucky, and one grandson, Aaron Davis.

Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Bobby Whitaker, Chuck Whitaker, Tim Whitaker, and one sister Deanna Whitaker.

Thomas J was an Art Professor by trade and a member of the Licking River Baptist Church.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday January 26, 2020 from the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating.  Burial followed in the Ramey Whitaker Cemetery at Puncheon Creek, Kentucky.  

In lieu of flowers, family has requested contributions to be made to the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, 81 Church Drive, Nippa, Kentucky 41240 or the Swampton United Baptist Church, Royalton, Kentucky.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home. 


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