Donald Ray Whittaker, 57, of Wilburn Valley, Pearisburg, died Sunday morning September 11, 2011 at his home. Born in Giles County on November 17, 1953, he was a son of the late James Hoge Whittaker and Frankie Gertrude Lindsey Whittaker. He was a truck driver and has last worked for BTS Trucking and Jennelle Paving. He was preceded in death by one brother.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Linda Brown Whittaker; his sons and daughters-in-law “Bubby” Donald and April Blankenship of Staffordsville, Joe and Charlotte Blankenship of Elgood, WV, Dean and Michelle Blankenship of Raeford, NC, David and Geri Blankenship of Princeton, WV, Dwight and Trina Blankenship of Wayne, WV; his daughters and sons-in-law Melinda and Paul Gusler of Pearisburg, Vickie and Brian Wilson of Staffordsville, Terri Wright of Elgood, WV, and Nancy Sowers of Oakvale, WV; his grandchildren Devin and Dawn Blankenship, William and Chrissy Gusler, Chasity and B J Wilson, Brooke and Josh Blankenship, Justin and D J Blankenship, Pammy Blankenship, Sabrina McGuire, Dwight Jr. and Katie and Tristan, and Shane Blankenship, Brittany Hall, Taylor Hylton; his great-grandchildren Caleb Blankenship, Nicholas Brookes, Shawnta and Eric McGuire, Chanler and Zoey Gusler, and Melony Blankenship, and a sister.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12:00 Noon at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Brother Charlie Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bane. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.