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Gerald C. “Jerry” Whitaker


Gerald C. “Jerry” Whitaker passed away peacefully on March 22, 2022. He was born on June 23, 1944 in Colorado City, TX to the late Wilbur and Margaret Whitaker.

He married Jimmie Harris on December 5, 1964 in Dallas, TX.

Jerry enjoyed many activities including fishing, golfing, grandson Zackary and his cat Lily.

Cherishing his memory are his wife of nearly 58 years, Jimmie R. Whitaker; grandson, Zackary A. Bonzo; brothers, Russell “Rusty” Whitaker and Richard “Rick” Whitaker; 2 nieces and 2 nephews; numerous other extended family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey H. Whitaker

A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Jerry’s honor can be made to Operation Kindness:

7 Thoughts on Gerald C. “Jerry” Whitaker
    Mandy A Campbell
    25 Mar 2022

    Love you my sweet uncle. Will miss my monthly visits and your hugs. You were the best uncle. We all love you so much. I’ll miss you always. Thanks for all the love that you gave.

    25 Mar 2022

    God bless y’all during this sad time. He gained his wings . He is with our heavenly father. My condolences go out to the entire family.

    Donna Boecher
    25 Mar 2022

    My prayers are with you. Though presently it seems you didn’t have him long enough; you were blessed. Our husbands tried hard to stay, but death to this life comes to all. Come by if you need a shoulder. We’ll sit on Granny’s front porch and remember the good times. Love you, Donna

    Susan Hughes Beggd
    25 Mar 2022

    Jimmie I am so grieved by Jerry’s passing. We always had a CB kindred spirit because we had the exact same bday! God bless you as you transition into a new phase of your b life. God is always with you. Susan Hughes Beggs

    Nell Gayler
    26 Mar 2022

    I remember the day Jerry was born. Granny Henderson took me to see him!! Later though it was so cute that Rusty called him ‘Baby’ for a long time! Grew into such a good man and good family man! Made the world a better place! Rest In Peace!!

    Mike Caswell
    27 Mar 2022

    Jerry was an incredible man! Compassionate, a good business man and wonderful friend! The world already misses him
    Mike Caswell
    Past GCR President

    Judy Dobbs
    30 Mar 2022

    I am so sorry to hear about Jerry, he was a great friend and a kind soul. Prayers for comfort and peace for his family.

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