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Gale Whitaker

Birth
Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
Death 18 Nov 1944 (aged 34)
Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Letcher, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 100125427 · View Source
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Gale Whitaker was the son of Fess and Samantha "Mantie" (Ison) Whitaker. He married Eula Belle Mcintosh. They had two children: Betty Gail (Whitaker) Blair and Billy Ann Whitaker.

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The obituary of Gale Whitaker as published in the November 23, 1944, issue of The Mountain Eagle (page 1):

Death Claims Pvt. Gale Whitaker

Pvt. Gale Whitaker was born in Amarillo, Texas, December 30, 1909 and departed this life November 18, 1944, age 34 years, 10 months and 18 days.

Gale was the son of the late Fess and Mantie Whitaker. His parents moved to Whitesburg when he was nine months old and here he resided until the Army called him to the service of his country. He became ill four months ago while at home on leave and was taken to the Hospital near Lexington where everything possible was done for him to the last.

Rev. Joe T. Sudduth, former pastor here visited him in the Hospital several times. With the Chaplain's and Rev. Sudduth's help Gale accepted Christ and was baptized, along with his wife and requested membership in the Presbyterian Church here, where both of them were received on statement November 9, 1944.

Gale leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Eula Belle Mcintosh Whitaker, his two small daughters, Betty Gale and Billy Ann, a mother, Mrs. Mantie Whitaker, a sister, Carrie Lee, Mrs. Owen Hitt of Lexington and a brother, Sgt. James Dudley Whitaker in the U.S. Army, in the Medical Corps. The father and two brothers preceded him in death. Dr. Gid Whitaker is an uncle.

The funeral was held in the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, Whitesburg, Tuesday at 10:00 A.M., with the pastor, Rev. J. S. Robinson, in charge, assisted by Rev. L. O. Griffith. Mrs. Jones and the Glee Club of the High School gave several musical numbers. The burial was in the Whitaker family cemetery near Blackey, Ky. The Evans Funeral Home in charge.


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  • Maintained by: Brian K. Caudill
  • Originally Created by: S PRICE Nance
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100125427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gale Whitaker (30 Dec 1909–18 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100125427, citing Fess Whitaker Cemetery, Letcher, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Brian K. Caudill (contributor 48482664) .