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Isaiah "Ike" or "Sparrow" Whitaker, 75, of Beloit, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Isaiah was one of nineteen children. He was born on June 16, 1938 in Camden, South Carolina, the son of Hollis and Fannie (Jones) Whitaker, Sr. He retired after working 32 years at General Motors in Jamesville, Wisconsin. Isaiah is survived by his wife, Shirley Whitaker of Pacolet, South Carolina; three children, Bruce Whitaker of Madison, Wisconsin, Brian Whitaker of Fort Washington, Maryland and Monique Whitaker of Spartanburg, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Khalil Boggs, Jhi Whitaker, Jordan Whitaker, Makala Fuller, and Makenly Whitaker; five siblings, David, Benjamin and Jospeh Sr. Whitaker,,Winnie Teal, and Ruth Morgan all of Stamford, Connecticut, and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Andrew, Jerry, Birl, Rueben, Albert, Hollis Jr., Johnny, Robert, Silla,Emma and Ella Whitaker, Mary Bell Shropshire, and Alice Perry. Funeral Services will be held Saturday February 1, 2014 10:00 am at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church 29 Grove Street Stamford, CT viewing hour will be from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Fairfield Memorial Park Stamford, CT. Professional Service and Car Entrusted to Downer Funeral Home 31 Stillwater Ave Stamford, CT. Dr. Tommie Jackson officiating.
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Jan. 31, 2014