Funeral services for Mr. Charles F. Whitaker, 88, of of Jackson
County, TN, will be held at 12 Noon Thursday, July 25, 2019, at
Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 P.M. – 8 P.
M., and Thursday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Cookeville
Regional Medical Center.
He was born October 21, 1930, in Jackson County, TN, to
the late Herman Whitaker and Vallie Haney Whitaker. On
January 19, 1954, he was married to Pauline Richardson
Whitaker, who survives. He worked as a Hi-Lo Driver at General
Motors and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He
was a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Sister:
Lillie Mae Whitaker Goolsby; and 1 Infant Brother.
Survivors include his Wife: Pauline Whitaker of Gainesboro,
TN; 2 Daughters: Kathy (Terry) Geer of Cookeville, TN and
Vicky (Al) Vanderlinden of Clinton Township, MI; 4
Grandchildren: Jason (Allison) Geer of Gallatin, TN; Shannon
Geer of Walling, TN; Caitlyn (Nick) Constanza of IN; and Alex
(Courtney) Vanderlinden of Clinton Township, MI; and 3
Much Beloved Great Grandchildren: Hudson Whitaker Geer,
Ava Hayes Geer, and Kolton Alex Vanderlinden.
Bro. John Mabrey will officiate at the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the India
Mission Fund, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or Happy Haven
Home by contacting the funeral home.
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