Stephen Douglas Whitaker
1943 - 2017
BORN
1943
DIED
2017
FUNERAL HOME
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA
NEWPORT NEWS - Stephen Douglas Whitaker, 73, of Newport News, died on Monday, July 31, after a brief illness. The son of C.W. Whitaker and Margaret Plank Whitaker, Steve was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on August 15, 1943. For his undergraduate work, Steve attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He finished his Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Tennessee at Nashville. After graduation, Steve served his country as an Army social worker for 20 years. He retired out of Fort Monroe with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Family was more important to him than anything. Steve was married to the love of his life, Jackie Indermill Whitaker, for almost 52 years. He is survived by Jackie; their children, Doug (Jennifer) and Kelly (David); their grandchildren, Connor, Jack, Ryan and Grace and his brother, Colbert (Pat). He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Judy (George) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to a local branch of the SPCA, in honor of his love of animals - especially dogs.
Published by Daily Press from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6, 2017.
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Dear Jackie, I am hoping you remember me. I have just minutes ago learned of Steve's death and it saddens me deeply. He was such a fine man. He and I use to have a great time raising hell at the old DPW in Chattanooga. I spoke with Steve several years ago. We spoke of keeping in touch as old friends do, but unfortunately it just did not happen. I regret that so much now. Steve was a great friend to me. I especially appreciated his wonderful sense of humor. Although I had not seen him in many years, I will never forget him. If you ever come back to Chattanooga, my wife Sharon and I live in Soddy Daisy and would love to see you.

My love and condolences.
Phil Smith
423.451.0639
Phil Smith
February 3, 2018
Dear Jackie & family,
Sorry to hear of your great loss of Steve. He was our high school leader and a fine man.
Sending love,
Mary (Frances) Tate Engels
August 9, 2017
Sorry to hear about the death of Steve. Keeping you in my prayers.
Love in Christ,
Linda La Parry Newell
August 7, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a fine man.
Joe Pickett
August 7, 2017
Dear Jackie and Family,

Even though I haven't seen or talked to you in years, I have often thought of you and Steve. I recently came across a picture of you, Linda Pritchard, Gerry Robinson and me singing "Cross Over the Bridge" onstage at Spring Creek Elementary. It was either 4th or 5th grade, but I'm not sure which. I remember being at your house for your 10th birthday (it's been a while), and I always considered you one of my best friends.

I'm so sorry to hear about Steve. He was such a nice boy, and obviously 52 years of marriage testifies to what wonderful people you both were. I lost my husband 4 years ago, and the adjustment is very difficult, but I'm so glad to know you have children and grandchildren. They will help fill so many lonely times, and the Lord will always be there to comfort you.

I love you and all the good times we had together.

Sharon (Moore) Newby
Central Class of '61.
August 6, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
Griffin
August 5, 2017
Jackie, so sorry to hear about Steve. I loved you both and will always cherish all our good times together!
Ann Cole King
August 5, 2017
A wonderful person! He will be missed.
Respectfully,
Terry Scarbrough
Central High '61
Terry Scarbrough
August 5, 2017
Jackie--- So sorry to hear this news. Steve meant very much to me. He will be missed.
Respectfully,

Terry
Central High '61
Terry Scarbrough
August 5, 2017
Jackie- So sorry to see this news. Thought the world of Steve.
Respectfully,
Terry Scarbrough
Central '61
Terry Scarbrough
August 5, 2017
Jackie and family. Harvey and my condolences to you and your family on Steve's passing. May God hold you in his arms during this difficult time. Our love to you an your family. Sandra and Harvey Shipton
Sandra Shipton
August 3, 2017
Jackie, So sorry to hear this. I pray for comfort for you and the family during this difficult time. God is with us and will lead you.
Kathy Judy
August 3, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
Griffin
August 2, 2017
May God be with you and your family, Jackie. My prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
Michalene Whitaker
August 2, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 2, 2017
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