Melvin Eugene Whittaker, Sr. of Sink Hole Lane in Pearisburg died Wednesday morning October 19, 2005 at his home after a long illness. Born in Bluff City on April 5, 1938 he was a son of Dessie Hollins Whittaker of Pearisburg and the late Joe Lee Whittaker. He had been employed with Giles Memorial Hospital and VPI& SU before he retired. He was preceded in death by a son Michael Allen Whittaker and a sister Christine Whittaker.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dessie Hollins Whittaker of the home; a sister Virginia A. Cruise of Pearisburg; a son Eugene Whittaker, Jr.of Pearisburg; a grandson Brandon Whittaker of Pearisburg; a nephew and his wife Myron and Brinda Cruise of Newport.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1PM until time for services. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bane.