THEBES, Ill. — Jerry L. Whitaker, 63, of Thebes died at 5:39 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
He was a construction laborer, member of the local labor union and a member of Faith Fellowship International Church in Loudon, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife, Noni (Tapley) Whitaker; two sons, Sam Whitaker of Piedmont, Mo., and John Whitaker; a stepson, Justin Tapley of Thebes; two adopted children, Bryan Skaggs and Stacy Kennedy; four brothers, Phillip Whitaker of Hopkinsville, Don, Raymond (Moose), and Bobby Whitaker all of Urbandale, Ill.; one sister, Jane Whitaker of Urbandale, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister. His parents were Raymond and Juanita (Haford) Whitaker.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2013, at Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds.
Jones Funeral Home Tamms is in charge of the arrangements.