Paul D. Whitaker Sr.

Mr. Paul D. Whitaker Sr., 73, of Ellijay, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

He was born March 14, 1944, in Prestonburg, Ky., to the late Ruben James and Lou Velia Jenkins Whitaker. He was a U.S. Army veteran, self-employed carpenter and member of Calvary Way Baptist Church. 

He is preceded in death by wife, Georgia Whitaker.

He is survived by sons, Paul Whitaker Jr. and Karen Reece, Jerimiah Whitaker, all of Ellijay; daughter, Tonya and Marshall Green, of Ellijay; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Trish Whitaker, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel and Mike Overcash, Margaret and Chuck Anderson, all of Mooresville, N.C.; grandchildren and spouses, Chrystal Jones, Brandey Benge, Billie Jo and Brian Simpson, Bobbie Jo and Tommy Zirkle, Teesha and Andy Morgan and Steven Green; great grandchildren, Jo and Timothy Leonning, Dakota Maddron, Chad Weaver, Keaton Sullens, Billie Marie Sullens, Bryanna Simpson, Christian Cash, Drew Morgan, Kennedy Morgan and Luke Morgan; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. James Holt officiating. 

Pallbearers were Joe Leonning, Timmy Leonning, Christian Cash, Drew Morgan, Keaton Sullens, Dakota Maddron, Chad Weaver and Luke Morgan.

Interment was in the Calvary Way Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006