Originally created 05/18/99

Mr. John Whitaker III



Mr. John L. Whitaker III, 57, of 228 Weldon Road, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. King Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.

Mr. Whitaker, a native of Augusta, had retired as a plumber. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 150. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Hayden Whitaker; two sons, John W. Whitaker IV and Timothy Lee "Tad" Gray, both of Martinez; a sister, Ramona W. Hayden, Martinez; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike Newsome, Keith Black, Henry Mayson, Mike Brucato, Warren Robertson and Gene Peek.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 150.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.