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“he was a good man i went to school with his son scoty ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: james david tunnicliff - FL

“I'm sorry for the lose of your Father, and best friend my heart goes out to you in this time of grief...You and your family are in my prayers and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Stephanie Chambers - Browder, KY

“I will miss him asking me when did I have to go into work the next day. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Derrick Whitaker - son

“So sorry to hear about Ira passing away. I am praying for your family. Vicki, I think of you often and all of the memories of high school. Love ya...Read More »
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CENTRAL CITY - Ira Whitaker, 78, of Central City, died Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:50AM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Whitaker was born August 31, 1932 in Hallie, KY. He was a retired coal miner and member of Green River Chapel General Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Stidham Whitaker; sons Scott (Dianna) Whitaker, Derrick Whitaker, and Donovan Whitaker, all of Central City; daughter Vicki (Arthur) Taylor of Central City; 7 precious grandchildren who meant more than the world to him: Clay Whitaker, Kelsey Whitaker, Kendall Whitaker, Carter Taylor, Elijah Whitaker, Isaiah Whitaker, and Phoenix Whitaker; a brother, Jerry Wayne Whitaker of Whitesburg, KY; sisters Essie Haarman of Cincinnati, OH, Corcie Balir of Galax, VA, and Mae Caudill of Hallie, KY; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 11:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home, with Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating, assisted by Rev. Adam Brown. Burial in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at