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Donald Earl Whitaker

November 2, 1938 ~ January 20, 2019 (age 80)

Donald E. Whitaker, 80, entered into eternal rest on January 20, 2019.

Donald was born November 2, 1938 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Elmer & Elizabeth Whitaker. He served 12 years in the US Army and worked as a Consultant for Pitney Bowes. He loved playing the guitar and enjoyed playing tennis.  He also volunteered his time by teaching at the Adult Learning Center and running the “Taking Control of Your Life” course for men that were incarcerated so they could rehabilitate back into the community.

Donald was predeceased by one son, Jerry “JJ” Trejo.

Donald leaves to cherish his memory, two children, Kristi D. Whitaker, Donald E. Whitaker Jr., two sisters, Shirley Scott, Christy Shipley; one grandchild, Karissa Thornton; partner for 31 years, Lena Martinez and a host of other relatives and friends.

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