WHITAKER Ronald S. Whitaker, Sr., 57, passed away on November 21, 2012, at Mount Carmel West Hospital after a heroic battle with Leukemia. Ron "Butch" Whitaker was born on February 23, 1955, in Columbus, Ohio. Butch graduated from West High School in 1973 where he played football for the Cowboys. He retired from Cardinal Foods. He is preceded in death by his wife Joyce Whitaker and his father Robert S. Whitaker, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Whitaker; his son, Ronald (Tina) Whitaker Jr.; his daughter, Maria (Doug) Settles; his grandson, Brandon; and his granddaughters, Alli, Haley, KarLee, and Brittany. He is also survived by his siblings, Roberta (Dean) Hickman, Rhonda (Jon) Voss, Robert (Holly) Whitaker, Jr., Roger Whitaker, Patrick Whitaker, and Morgan (Melissa) Whitaker, and many other nieces and nephews. For those who would like to do so, the family requests in lieu of flowers that all memorial contributions be directly sent in Ron's name to
. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2012