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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Thomas Edward Whittaker

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  • Thomas Edward Whittaker, 65, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 5:48 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Michael Miller will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. Mr. Whittaker was born August 28, 1948, in East St. Louis, Missouri, to Homer and Doris Patterson Whittaker. He was married to Ellen L. Barbee on February 2, 1991. She was his companion for over 32 years. She survives. Other survivors include 2 children, Burton Whittaker and Toni LaJoy; 2 step children, Julie Rouse and Nora Dodd (Richard); 4 brothers, Edward Whittaker, Pat Whittaker, Jim Whittaker and Jerry Whittaker; 2 sisters, Virginia Givans and Molly Whittaker; 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 1 expectant great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; 1 daughter, Patricia Whittaker; 1 son, Robert Whittaker; 1 brother, Larry Whittaker; and 1 step son, John Rouse. Mr. Whittaker previously worked as a custodian at Hannibal High School. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Thomas loved being with his family and his grandkids. He was a Christian by faith. Pallbearers will be Burton Whittaker, Christopher Sims, Richard Dodd Jr., Jared Dodd, Michael Dodd, and Shad Rouse. Honorary pallbearers will be David Wright, and Gary Wade. Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
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