Karl Edward Whitaker

Born: Sat., Aug. 29, 1942
Died: Tue., May 15, 2012


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., May 26, 2012
Location: Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 26, 2012
Location: Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Karl Edward Whitaker, 69, of North Vernon, Indiana passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at his residence.

Karl was born August 29, 1942 in Gunlock, Kentucky the son of Cynthia Wireman Whitaker and the late Thomas Benton “Ben” Whitaker. He married Sherry Smith on September 4, 2004 in Vernon, Indiana. She survives

Karl was a union worker for Millrite Construction for 20 plus years and had previously worked as a coal miner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Bellatrix. He was a 1960 graduate of Salyersville High School in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was a lifetime member of Matt Hester Post #2021, V.F.W. and a trustee and member of Am Vet’s Post #7, and Eagles Club and a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed bluegrass and country music, gardening, playing cards and horseshoes, dancing and spending time with his family.  

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Whitaker of North Vernon, Indiana; his mother, Cynthia Whitaker of North Vernon, Indiana; two sons, Thomas Benton (Wendy) Whitaker, III and Brandon Lee Whitaker of Salyersville, Kentucky; one daughter, Lisa K. (Jeff) Dillow of Whiteland, Indiana;  two brothers, Donald E. (Helga) Howard of North Vernon, Indiana, Max D. Howard of Mooresville, Indiana and Alphonso (Denise) Whitaker of Eddyville, Kentucky; two sisters, Gordennell (Richard) Griner of Butlerville, Indiana and Deborah Murphy of North Vernon, Indiana; four grandchildren, Kelsay Richards of Columbus, Indiana, Logan Richards of Greenwood, Indiana, Sara Dillow of Whiteland, Indiana and Olivia and Abigail Whitaker of Salyersville, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Benton Whitaker; sister, Carlotta Garwood and his grandparents.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon, Indiana with the Rev. Malvin McCullough officiating. Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services from 10:00 a.m.  until time of service.

Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to the V.A. Hospital

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Make a donation in memory of Karl

You may make a donation using the form below. When you enter your information, we will fill out a card with your information and pass it along to the family. Once submitted, we will provide the contact details of your selected charity so that you can independently remit your donation.

In memory of: Karl Edward Whitaker
Your details
State  ZIP 
Enter the code displayed on the left:
Submit Donation Details

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Image: dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Copyright © 2017 Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |