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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARIO

Ezra J. Whitaker

9 diciembre , 193011 junio , 2019
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Ezra J. Whitaker, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 11, 2019. He was born on December 9, 1930 in Scott County, VA to the late Sarah Huffman Whitaker and George Whitaker. Ezra was a faithful member, Sunday School teacher, and Deacon of Hickman Memorial Baptist Church. After retiring from Kern’s Bakery, Ezra opened Second Chance Lawn and Garden, which served as his ministry to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

In addition to his parents, brothers, John and Carlos Whitaker and sister, Vilas Horne, precede him in death.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Doris Hickman Whitaker; son, Joseph Whitaker; daughters, Vicki Kuhlmeier and husband Paul, Connie Sexton and husband Gary, Beverly Faulk and husband Kenneth, and Shirley Whetsell and husband Mike; grandchildren, Ivy Ritchie and husband Wes, Christopher Harris and wife Cassidy, Katie Miller and husband Logan, Jeremy Faulk and wife Sarah, Steven Kuhlmeier and wife Erin, Ezra Craig Whitaker and wife Morgan, and Stacy McCray and husband Drew; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Whitaker and wife Patsy; sisters, Hildred Taylor, Thelma Anderson, Margaret Grogg, and special sister-in-law Lena Mae Hickman; and his little dog Shadow.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home or anytime at the home. A celebration of Ezra’s life will follow at 7:00 pm with Evangelist Pat Hammonds, Pastor Jimmy Gross and Pastor Jamie Mauk officiating.

Ezra will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at Booher’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedysis Hospice and caregivers Roseanna Hammonds and Cody Greene for their care and compassion to Ezra.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made in Ezra’s honor to Hickman Memorial Baptist Church, 390 Hickman Church Road, Blountville, TN 37617.

  • FAMILIA

  • Doris Hickman Whitaker, Wife of 66 years
  • Joseph Whitaker, Son
  • Vicki Kuhlmeier and husband Paul, Connie Sexton and husband Gary, Beverly Faulk and husband Kenneth, and Shirley Whetsell and husband Mike, Daughters
  • Ivy Ritchie and husband Wes, Christoper Harris and wife Cassidy, Katie Miller and husband Logan, Jeremy Faulk and wife Sarah, Steven Kuhlmeier and wife Erin, Ezra Craig Whitaker and wife Morgan, and Stacy McCray and husband Drew, Grandchildren
  • Nine Great-Grandchildren, Family
  • Claude Whitaker and wife Patsy, Brother
  • Hildred Taylor, Thelma Anderson, Margaret Grogg, Sisters
  • Lena Mae Hickman, Special Sister-In-Law
  • Pet Dog Shadow, Pet
  • George and Sarah Huffman Whitaker, Parents - Deceased
  • John and Carlos Whitaker, Brothers - Deceased
  • Vilas Horne, Sister - Deceased
  • PORTADORES

  • Evangelist Pat Hammonds
  • Pastor Jimmy Gross
  • Pastor Jamie Mauk
  • Carolyn Mauk, True Faith Quartet
  • True Faith Quartet
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  • DONACIONES

  • Hickman Memorial Baptist Church

Servicios

  • Receiving of Friends viernes, 14 junio , 2019
  • Celebration of Life viernes, 14 junio , 2019
  • Laid To Rest sábado, 15 junio , 2019

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Flora Stine-Bowers

13 junio , 2019

When we needed lawn mower help, we always went too EZ. An awesome kind and loving man. He will be missed.My love and prayers too Doris and family.🙏 🌹

Jerry McMurray

13 junio , 2019

It is with great sorrow that I read of Ezra's passing. The prayers of the McMurray family (JT, Ett, Jerry) are with your family in this time of sorrow. We can rejoice for we know where he is now, and that he is awaiting the coming return of the Lord when we will all go with Him to live for an eternity!

wanda casteel

12 junio , 2019

Connie and family:

I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wanda Casteel

Katie Miller

12 junio , 2019

I remember
Visits to Granny and Grandad’s
Front porch swinging
All the time in the world

Racing and rolling down
The front yard hill
Picking blackberries
For a homemade pie

Exploring Grandad’s shop
Tools, parts and gizmos galore
Pretending to make sales

Racing for Grandad when we found
A big black snake slithering nearby

Taking the driver’s seat
Of the Subaru, chauffeur for the day
To iHop

Better yet, traditional
Biscuits and gravy, Mmmhmmm
No one can compete
Big breakfasts
Family gathered
And a blessing and prayer

I remember

Love
Katie


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