June 5, 1926 - December 20, 2020
Elvin D. Whitaker was born June 5, 1926, in Calhoun County, MS, and died December 20, 2020, in Jacksonville, FL at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Florence Broward Whitaker, and his daughter, Cherry Lindsey, both in 2016. He and Florence leave 4 living children: Brenda Sanders, Wayne Whitaker, Lealand Whitaker, and Crystal Nichols. They cherished their 5 children, 14 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Elvin lied about his age and sneaked into the US Navy at age 16, during World War II, and served aboard the USS Pillsbury, patrolling the North Atlantic. He met the love of his life Florence Broward in Jacksonville, Fl., in 1945, where they lived their 69 years. Eddy as Elvin was called was a self-taught master carpenter, who was highly sought after by many local builders. Although "Eddy" only attended the third grade he was the one who could calculate fractions in his head and decipher complex building blueprints, all without a calculator. Eddy was a humble person who was always eager to give, but never asked for much, just the love of family that he and Florence cherished. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, especially those who called him Dad and PawPaw. Rest In Peace Dad, you are now home with Jesus our Lord and savior, and Florence, who has been waiting patiently and calling for him to come home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Community Hospice on Sunbeam Rd. Jacksonville, FL. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Fl 32218.
Elvin D. Whitaker was born June 5, 1926, in Calhoun County, MS, and died December 20, 2020, in Jacksonville, FL at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Florence Broward Whitaker, and his daughter, Cherry Lindsey, both in... View Obituary & Service Information
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