Raymond C. "Jack" Whiteaker (1927 - 2014)

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Raymond C. "Jack" Whiteaker

Nashville, TN

Raymond C. "Jack" Whiteaker, born in Nashville, TN on April 20, 1927, died on April 9, 2014 at Richland Place in Nashville, TN. Preceded in death by his wife, Janice M. Whiteaker; son, Lon Whiteaker.

He is survived by son, Kent Whiteaker; daughter, Dottie (Kenneth) Maloy; grandsons, Harrison, Miles and Conner.

He attended Nashville Public Schools and graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy (1947), Vanderbilt University (1951-BA), Vanderbilt Law School (1952-JD), and New York University of Law (1953-LL.M). At Montgomery Bell Academy he was "Gentleman, Scholar and Athlete," as President of the Honor Council and a three year regular on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946. At Vanderbilt he was football equipment manager from 1948-1952, a member of Beta Theta Pi Social fraternity and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. He began the practice of law in Nashville in 1953 and in 1955, accepted employment with the U.S. Treasury Department (IRS) as a Tax Court Trial Attorney, resigning in 1959 to join the legal staff of the Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company in Atlanta, GA. where he was to remain employed for the next 32 years, serving in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Nashville, where he retired in 1991 as General Council for Tennessee.

During his legal career he was a member of the American, Tennessee, Federal (President 1985) and Nashville Bar Associations (50 year award). Following retirement in 1991, he co-founded a local law firm where he remained for 10 years.

Other activities included being a Vanderbilt fan and playing golf. He was a former member of the Cumberland Club, Hillwood Country Club, and Nashville Seniors Golf Association (past director). He served 2 years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Belle Meade United Methodist Church and was a long-time member.

Funeral services will be held at Belle Meade United Methodist Church on Monday, April 14th, with visitation from 9 - 10:45 a.m. followed by a church service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Family and Friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Belle Meade United Methodist Church or Richland Place.



Published in The Tennessean on Apr. 13, 2014
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