H.M. Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel

1157 Old Canton Road Ne, Marietta, GA


Jimmy Nathan Whittaker

August 28, 1939July 22, 2020

Jimmy Nathan Whittaker, age 80, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Jimmy was born August 28, 1939 to the late James Madison Whittaker and Ruth Adkisson Whittaker in Slocomb, Alabama.

Jimmy enlisted in the U.S. Army on his 18th birthday. He served from August 28, 1957 to August 26, 1960. Following his service, he attended the University of Alabama and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business. He went on to own and operate American Locators, Inc., a vending location business. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing, coaching, watching and everything baseball! He also loved cheering on the Crimson Tide.

Jimmy is survived by his wife N. Vonnell Whittaker; three children - Amy (Paul) Foster, Fonda (Jonathan) Semerjian and J. Yancey (Amy) Whittaker; eleven grandchildren - Rachel, Meghan & David Foster, Elijah, Van, Micah & Joel Semerjian, Benjamin, Samuel, Alex & Owen Whittaker, sister Jane Padgett and family and brother-in-law Stacy (Kim) Alred.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 27th, 2020 during the hours of 5 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at 11 am with Rev. Joe Nilsen officiating.

A private interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery which will include an honor ceremony. Due to Cov19, the burial is limited to the family only.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Jimmy’s name to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.


  • Visitation

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Jimmy Nathan Whittaker

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Deana Bishop

July 28, 2020

Dear Vonnell and family,
Our hearts are with you during this time of sorrow for your family. Your love of Jimmy is an example to us all of true commitment and service. May God give you strength and comfort in the coming months.
Thomas and Deana Bishop

Sandy Mathews

July 26, 2020

Vonnell and Family,

Both Chris and I send our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of your husband and father. Vonnell, I look forward to hearing stories of Jimmy and your lives together in the future; in the meantime, please know that we are thinking of you, and send love and blessings to all your family.

Chris and Sandy Mathews

Faye Langston

July 25, 2020

Dear Vonnell,

You and your family are in my prayers.
It’s something we all face but the
Hurt is something you really can’t understand unless you have been there. My heart breaks for you, Yancey, Amy, Fonda and their families because I know the love between you all. Jimmy was a hardworking friendly person. I just wish we could have lived closer in the last years. May God surround you with His love and give you all comfort and peace at this hard time. We love you and hope to see you on Tuesday.

Vivian Shurtz

July 24, 2020

So sorry to learn of your husband's death. Prayers for your whole family and hopefully the comfort that only God can give during times like these. Stay safe. Joanna Shurtz

Fonda Semerjian

July 24, 2020


Thank you for everything you've taught me, shown me and provided me. Thank you for always being there and always loving me. Thank you for being such a doting, loving and adoring husband, father and grandfather. Your memory will be well preserved in our hearts and minds. Your legacy will live on through the amazing family you and Mom created.

I was once your angel. Now you are mine.

Rest in peace. I love you.


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