Carl Dean Whitaker, 69, of London, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Madison County Hospital at 3:15 p.m. after a courageous battle with cancer for the past 10 years.
We praise the Lord that Carl remained faithful until death and finished the race.
Carl was born Nov. 22, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Darmel and Lela Creamer Whitaker.
He was married to Cary Sue Bock Whitaker on Aug. 26, 1966.
He graduated from Madison South High School in 1961. He graduated from Kentucky Christian College with BS in Education in 1966. He also received his Master Degree in Education from Xavier University in 1980.
He taught school in the Northeastern (Clark) and Miami Trace (Fayette) School Districts. He later was Superintendent for the MRDD Program in Fayette County for 15 years. After this, he started working for the USPS as a rural mail carrier in Jamestown, Ohio until June of 2013 due to health reasons.
Presently, he was a member and elder of the Transformation Christian Church. Through the years he has been an active Christian and has given Spiritual guidance to many people in word and deed. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather to his family. He was also a loving and caring servant for His Lord and Savior and continued to strive to reflect the characteristics of Christ in his daily walk.
In addition to his parents and his supporting in-laws Cary and Betty Bock, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joellyn Whitaker.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Casey (Sarah) Whitaker of Clarksville, Ohio and Cody (Carrie) Whitaker of Jeffersonville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kristen and Janelle of Clarksville, Ohio, Cade Dean and Colt of Jeffersonville, Ohio; sisters, Janice Whitaker of Grundy, Virginia, Darrell (Jeri) Adams and Steve (Mary) Beery of London, Ohio; a brother, Jon (Cinda) Whitaker of Springfield, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, friends; and his Church Family where he was proud to call them His brothers and sisters in Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013 at MORROW FUNERAL HOME, 41 S. Main St., Jeffersonville. Casey Whitaker will be officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.
In lieu of flowers and donations which are perishable, Carl would request that all people would seek and trust in the Lord while he can be found, lean not on their own understanding and pursue the imperishable.
Online condolences to www.morrowfuneralhome.com.
Morrow Funeral Home
41 S Main St
Jeffersonville, OH 43128
Published in The Madison Press on July 25, 2013