E. "Ed" Whitaker, 86, of Bellbrook, Ohio, passed away June 8, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Everett Whitaker; mother,
Pauline Pearl Whitaker and brothers, James A. Whitaker and Richard D. Whitaker.
survived by his wife of 67 years, Delores “Dee”; his children, Paula (Ron)
Vincent, Bill (Jean) Whitaker, John (Linnie) Whitaker and Robyn Thomas; 10
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. his brothers, John (Marguerite) Whitaker
and Robert (Rosemary) Whitaker; sister-in-law, Ann Whitaker; close family
friend, Gloria Requarth and a host of other relatives.
Dee owned Bluewater Campground in Dayton for many years, and was a friend to
many here in the area. The family encourages people to stop by Bluewater
and share their favorite “Ed Whitaker” story.
memorial service was held on Friday, June 14, at Xenia Grace Chapel, located at
100 Grace Drive in Xenia, Ohio. The family received guests from 4 to 5 p.m.
with services from 5 to 6 p.m.
lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the International Fibrodysplasia
Ossificans Progressiva Association, PO Box 196217, Winter Springs, FL 32719.