Dennis R. Whitaker
Dennis R. Whitaker, 69, of Auburn passed away at his home Thursday, July 26, 2012. He was born November 22, 1942 in Atlanta, Texas. Mr. Whitaker had been a resident of Auburn for the past 12 years. Chaplain Lt. Colonel Whitaker served in the U.S. Army and retired after 23 years. Following retirement he was employed at East Alabama Medical Center as a clinical therapist for a number of years. Mr. Whitaker is survived by his wife, Sandy J. Whitaker of Auburn; three sons, Daren (Jennifer) Whitaker of Columbus, GA, Kyle (Christine) Whitaker of Holly Springs, GA, Drew Whitaker of Holly Springs, GA; five grandchildren, Adah, Amelia, Emily, and Tyler Whitaker, and Bailey Filush-Glaze; sister, Donella Lowery; two brothers, Daniel and Donald Whitaker; and two special friends, Jenny Filush and Lisa Glaze. Funeral service for Mr. Whitaker will be held Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Auburn First Baptist Church. Reverend Scott Lee is officiating. Burial is at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. CST. Visitation is Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Boy Scouts of America. Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory is directing.