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Official Obituary of

Roy Douglas Whitaker

March 3, 1949 ~ May 6, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Roy Whitaker Obituary

DATELINE:  KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Roy Douglas Whitaker

Roy Douglas Whitaker, 74, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on May 06, 2023 at his home. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Walter and Margaret Carpenter Whitaker and was preceded in death by all seven of his brothers and sisters. Roy served the United States honorably in the US Navy. He was a longtime member of First Wesleyan Church where he served as the Vice Chair of the LBA and faithfully worked in the children's ministry, where he was affectionately known as "Mr. Roy". He worked in the trucking industry for over 30 years, retiring from ABF Trucking. Always active, Roy enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and being on his tractor. He loved working the land and raising his livestock. Roy enjoyed basketball and was an avid runner, competing in numerous marathons over the years. Everything Roy did, he did with his whole heart. He was a dedicated husband, loving father, and adoring grandfather. His guidance, spirit, and love will be cherished by all those left to  remember Roy. 

SURVIVORS: Wife of 52 years: Louise Davis Whitaker, of the home
Daughters: Angie Jessup and husband Ronnie and Anita Ladd and husband Kevin, both of Kings Mountain, NC
Grandchildren: Parker and Peyton Ladd, Riley Jessup, and Vangie Randall
Mother-in-law: Sue Davis, Kings Mountain, NC
A loving church family and many friends

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM at First Wesleyan Church with Pastors Don and Caleb Williams officiating

VISITATION: Friday, May 12, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM prior to the service at First Wesleyan Church 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Roy's memory may be made to First Wesleyan Church at 505 North Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC or to St. Jude at
https://www.stjude.org/

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 12, 2023

3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
First Wesleyan Church
505 N Piedmont Ave
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Memorial Service
Friday
May 12, 2023

4:00 PM
First Wesleyan Church
505 N Piedmont Ave
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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