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Terry Whitaker

July 18, 1953 — February 15, 2023

White House

Terry Eugene Whitaker, 69, of White House, Tn passed away Wednesday February 15th, 2023. Born in Springfield, TN July 18th, 1953, he was the son of James Eugene and Ruthie Sue Whitaker. Terry was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Whitaker.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Wanda Whitaker; two sons, Jason (Shelley) and Mark Whitaker; mother, Ruthie Whitaker; brother, Jeff Whitaker; and five grandchildren, Kari Claiborne, Gracie, Matthew, Kora, and Neyland Whitaker.

Terry’s favorite pastimes were kayaking, working on his family ancestry tree, and growing flowers in his garden. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and loved them wholeheartedly. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He loved serving at his church. He also loved watching UT football. He retired as sales manager of Wil-Ro, Inc after over 30 years of service.

A visitation will be held Monday, February 20th, 2023, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN from 4pm-8pm.  A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, also at Cole & Garrett, White House, Tn at 12pm with a visitation prior to service starting at 11am. The burial will be at White House Memorial Gardens, White House, TN. Pastor HD Jones will be officiating service.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, February 20, 2023

4:00pm - 8:00 am (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home and Cremation Services

212 TN-76, White House, TN 37188

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home and Cremation Services

212 TN-76, White House, TN 37188

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home and Cremation Services

212 TN-76, White House, TN 37188

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