WAPPAPELLO - George Louis Whitaker, 77, died Oct. 27, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Aug. 15, 1928, in Risco, son of the late Hyarm and Pearl Moore Whitaker, he was retired from General Motors and was a decorated veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.
In August 1952, he married Marjorie Baucum who preceded him in death Sept. 12, 1967.
Survivors include: three daughters, Teresa Dickerson of Coker, Ala., Debrah Schaffer of Denver and Jody Hill of Imperial; two brothers, Luther Whitaker of Dexter and Winford Whitaker of Dudley; four sisters, Helen Reed of Doniphan, Blythe Lawrence of Weir, Kan., and Mary Dugger and Darlene Parks of Dudley; seven grandchildren; and a special friend of the home, Norma Hart.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled for noon Monday with the Rev. Kevin Chenoweth of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.