William J. (Billy) Whitaker, 75 of Jeffersontown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at his home.
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He was preceded in death by his mother, Ida Robinson Whitaker; father, James Murray "Hip" Whitaker; daughter, Judy Lanham; half brother, Jim Whitaker; and second wife, Dorsey Lee Whitaker.
He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Estes; his sister, Roberta Kathryn Alford; half sister, Norma Jean McClain; and half brother, David "Butch" Whitaker.
Others left to mourn him are three grandchildren, Michelle Williams, Kenny Joe Lanham and Jennifer Lanham, his five great-grandchildren, and his nieces, Amy Alford Lusk, Rebekah Alford Andrews, and one nephew, Shawn Alford.
He was a graduate of Taylorsville High School class of 1957. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Republic Diesel in Louisville. He loved to read, especially the Bible.
He attended the First Christian Church and the First Baptist Church of Taylorsville where he was baptized.
According to his wishes, he was cremated. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Greenwell-Houghlin Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Spencer Magnet on Jan. 22, 2014