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Wendell Gene Whittaker

March 8, 1944 — May 4, 2023

Hartford

Wendell Gene Whittaker

 

Wendell Gene Whittaker, 79, of Hartford, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Norton’s Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born March 8, 1944, in Owensboro, to the late Elmer and Elizabeth Louise Noel Whittaker. Gene was a devoted spouse, father, and grandfather, he loved spending time with his family. He was a pipefitter by trade and a member of the Local Pipefitters Union #633 for 60 years. Gene raised quarter horses, enjoyed gospel, country, and bluegrass music, also watching UK Basketball, and NASCAR. Gene loved to read and research the things he would read about. He was a big fan of the TV show called Moonshiners, even expressing the desire in his mind of how cool it would have been to build his own still.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Whittaker.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carolyn Miller Whittaker; his four daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Richards, Beth (Lyndell) Hill, CeCe (Troy) Robinson, and Genia (Mark) Carroll; thirteen grandchildren, Charley (Katie), J.D. (Shelbie), Clare (Michael), Claudia (Zach), Grace (Cody), Matthew, Chloe, Benjamin, Anna, James, Maddie, Nathan, and Audra; seven great-grandchildren, Miles, Macie, Ashby, Lacie, Addy, Jarrett, and Tyler; a brother, Gerald (Charlotte) Whittaker; a sister, Bonnie Moseley; a sister-in-law, Ara Whittaker; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Wendell will be held at noon Monday, May 8, 2023, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Ray Peach officiating. Burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Barnetts Creek Cemetery Fund at 2955 Barnetts Creek Road Hartford, KY 42347.

Memories and condolences for the family of Gene Whittaker may be left at www.glenncares.com 

 

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Visitation

Sunday, May 7, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Monday, May 8, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Monday, May 8, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Monday, May 8, 2023

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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