Family-Placed Death Notice
WHITTAKER,John "Jack" JOHN "JACK" HARCOURT WHITTAKER John "Jack" Harcourt Whittaker passed peacefully, after a short illness, in the early hours of Tuesday November 13, 2012 at his home in Roswell, Georgia. Jack was born in Orlando, Florida on April 5th 1929 to John Samuel Whittaker and Alice Fairman Whittaker. For over 64 years, he was married to the love of his life, Patsy Bertram Whittaker. A Georgian since 1946, he graduated from the Atlanta Boys High School and went on to have a successful career in the corrugated paper industry. During his sales career he lived in Trumbull, Connecticut, Jacksonville, Florida and Atlanta working for Diamond International, Stone Container and the St. Joe Paper Company. Jack, a longtime resident of Roswell, was an avid gardener and generously shared his delicious tomatoes and blueberries with neighbors, friends and family. He enjoyed extensive travels with his wife and fishing with his son. He particularly loved watching University of Georgia and Atlanta Falcons football games. He was a Coca-Cola memorabilia collector and spent many hours researching and finding unique and rare pieces. Jack was a devoted member of Peachtree Christian Church and could be found on the sixth pew on the right hand side of the church on any given Sunday. He and Patsy were married there by Dr. Robert Burns in June of 1948 and witnessed many family celebrations and events over the years at the church. Surviving are his wife Patsy Bertram Whittaker, his daughter and his son in-law; Diane and Mark Jones; his son Robin Whittaker, his grandchildren, Jeffrey Malone, Stephanie Malone, Britni Whittaker and his great grandson Connor Malone. He also leaves behind sister and brother in-laws; Virginia Stillman, Hugh and Dee Bertram, Carolyn Harrelson, Kati and Cary Evans as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of his life will take place at 2:00 on Thursday, November 15th 2012 at the Chapel at Peachtree Christian Church, 1580 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta 30309. A reception will follow at the church. Those that would like to share in his memory - in lieu of flowers - can donate to The Heritage Fund at Peachtree Christian Church or to The Atlanta Mission.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 14, 2012