Mr. Thomas Frank Whitaker, 87, of Greenville, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.
A graveside memorial service will be conducted on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 3 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenville, officiated by Rev. Jeff Manning. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.
A native of Pitt County, Mr. Whitaker was born to the late Thelma Teen Whitaker and Frank Bruce Whitaker. He was a graduate of Greenville High School. For more than 30 years, Mr. Whitaker worked and retired as a Tobacco Buyer with Universal Tobacco Company. He was a member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
Mr. Whitaker will be fondly remembered for his love of family and the outdoors where he loved to quail hunt and fish for speckled trout. He also enjoyed playing golf and spending many happy times at his “Beach Trailer” in Atlantic Beach. A loving son, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Mr. Whitaker will be greatly missed by the many who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Whitaker was preceded in death by his son, Donald Ervin Whitaker in 2016; brother, Mac Lee Whitaker in 1948; and sister, Patricia Ann Whitaker Ange in 2015.
Surviving are his sons, Thomas Frank “Whit” Whitaker and fiancé, Lisa Briley, of Greenville and Edward Lee Whitaker and wife, Barbara, of Pine Knoll Shores; grandchildren, Justin Daniel Whitaker and wife, Taylor, of Raleigh and Allison Lee Whitaker of Raleigh; great-grandchild, Lucas Baxter Whitaker of Raleigh; and brother, Leland Bruce Whitaker, of Greenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, P.O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City and Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory.
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