Shirley "Lee" Gunn Whitaker

August 12, 1934July 10, 2018

Shirley (Gunn) Whitaker, known to family and friends as “Lee”, of Sunnyvale, Texas, passed on July 10, 2018. Lee was 83 years old.

Lee was born on August 12, 1934, in Houston, Texas and married Norman “Hap” Whitaker in October of 1954.

Lee and Hap had a strong faith and believed in supporting missionaries doing faith-based work, as well as helping local people in the community who were in need. Family and friends knew Lee as a strong woman who was caring, quick-witted and feisty. Lee was an avid football fan and while very petite, she could go toe-to-toe with the mightiest of fans on football stats, strategies and plays. She rarely missed a game during football season and was an energetic armchair quarterback. Lee loved playing bridge and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her grandson Scott Mollett and wife Jill; son Bill Peirce; son Rob Peirce and wife MJ; four grandchildren: C.J. and husband Ben, Marco, Diego, and Fernanda; and three great-grandchildren: Christian, Avery, and Abby. She is predeceased by her husband Norman “Hap” Whitaker, their daughter Linn Allison Whitaker and her parents Leroy and Moye Gunn.

A celebration of Lee’s life will be held at 12:30 pm on Friday, July 20th, at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, Texas with Pastor Bill Traylor officiating. There will be a reception immediately following the burial, at Cashner Funeral Home.


  • Bill Peirce, Son
  • Rob Peirce and wife M. J., Son
  • Scott Mollett and wife Jill, Grandchild
  • C. J. and husband Ben, Grandchild
  • Marco, Diego and Fernanda, Grandchildren
  • Christian, Avery and Abby, Great-grandchildren
  • Norman "Hap" Whitaker, Husband
  • Linn Allison Whitaker, Daughter
  • Leroy and Moye Gunn, Parents
  • Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

  • Bill Peirce
  • Bob Peirce
  • Marco Peirce
  • Diego Peirce
  • Christian Mollett
  • Ben Sayeg


  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 20, 2018

Shirley "Lee" Gunn Whitaker

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