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Lawrence E. Whitaker

Lawrence Eugene “Larry Gene” Whitaker, 79, of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014.

The son of Harold D. and Cloris M. (Devore) Whitaker, Larry was born June 22, 1935, in Johnson County. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Larry was a truck driver with Evans Milling and later owned and operated Whitaker Trucking for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion and was a collector of many things.

Larry is survived by his companion, Dixie L. Roark of Greenwood; daughters, Belinda (Michael) Stroud of Lamb Lake, Tina L. (Michael) Moore of Greenwood, Vicky (Sal) Lazano of New Mexico, Cindy (Dale) Stephenson of Wake Forest, North Carolina and Terry (Jeff) Burgett of Carmel; brother, Gordon D. (Lynn) Whitaker of West Alice, Wisconsin; sisters, Karen (William) Hiatt of Bargersville, Donna (Marshall) Plummer of Whiteland, Sharon Parkhurst and Andrea Lammert, both of Greenwood and Sybil (Michael) Adrian of South Carolina; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Noel L. Whitaker, a grandson and a great-granddaughter.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley, Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Information: forestlawncemetery-fh.com

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