Mr. Everard "Ed" Whitaker, "Papa" age 74, of San Augustine, passed from this life on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born February 26, 1946.
He was married to his wife, Linda, 50 years. He was a proud and dedicated member of the San Augustine County Cowboy Church , where he served as a lay pastor for several years. He served 20 years in the U. S. Navy. He was also a proud member of the Redland Masonic Lodge and VFW in San Augustine.
He is survived by his wife Linda Whitaker; daughters Tracy Lynn Whitaker, Gwen Lorie O'Bannon and husband Richard; grandchildren Ashlee Lynn Whitaker, Andrea Lynn Brundage, Alexis Nicole McEwen, Allison Bethan Franco, Jake Epps; great-grandchildren Hollister Blake Shoalmire,, Brighton Avery Brundage, Brylee Lynn Jacks, Declan Hoss Shoalmire, Bentley Cole Hanzel, Kenzie Grace McEwen.
He will be loved and truly missed by family and friends.
Private family graveside service. Memorial to follow at a later date.
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