Nov. 10, 1940—May 15, 2015 Rev. Robert Ray Whittaker, 74, of Monterey, a minister for more than 34 years, died May 15, 2015, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Born Nov. 10, 1940 in Monterey, he was the son of the late Robert Whittaker and the late Dovie Padgett Whittaker. He was the husband of 51 years to Willene Whittaker of Cumberland Cove Community. Surviving are sons, William Whittaker (Denice) of Sparta and Robert Joseph Whittaker of Cumberland Cove Community; daughters, Rose Key (Randall) of Cumberland Cove Community and Tresia Moon Spencer (James) of Mayland Community; brothers, Raymond Whittaker (Judy) of Monterey, Harvey Whittaker (Dessie) of Monterey, Gary Whittaker (Kathy) of Grandview and Leroy Rex Whittaker (Cheryl) of Monterey; sister, Marla Forrest Gentry (Tom) of Brentwood and June Phillips of Monterey; and five grandchildren, Seth Moon of Louisville, KY, Ethan Moon and Jody Moon of Byrdstown, Payton Moon and Mykayla Moon of Byrdstown. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jefferson, Donald and Thomas Whittaker; and sisters, Irene Rex, Nellie Manis, and Sara Jane Holt. A funeral service was held May 19 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Richard Farley and Robbie Miller officiating. Interment was in Mayland Cemetery, Mayland. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  May 19, 2015