Memorial for Vernie Whittaker
12:00 PM Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Rogers Free Will Baptist Church
Vern Whittaker, age 86 of Rogers, passed away September 30, 2017. Vern was born August 1, 1931 in Careyville, Florida to parents Lonnie Whittaker and Vassie Miller Whittaker. As a young man, Vern served in the US Army during the Korean War. In more recent years he served as a Pastor and loved spreading the faith. He was preceded in death by his first Spouse, Mae Dell Whittaker; parents; sons, Stephen and James Whittaker; brothers, Leroy, Daniel and Luther and sisters, Agnes and Betty Sue. Vern is survived by his spouse, Grace Whittaker of the home; sons, Ray Whittaker and Mark McElhannon; daughters, Sharon Slaey, Martha Wong, Betty Weiss and Karen Pernudi; brother, Hurdis Whittaker; sister, Shirley Holmes; 24 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was dearly loved. Memorial Services are set for Noon, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Rogers Free Will Baptist Church. Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home, 3800 West Walnut, Rogers.