James M. Whitaker 1974 - 2007 Lawrence
Memorial services for James M. Whitaker, 34, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.Mr. Whitaker died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following an accident on Clinton Lake.He was born April 2, 1974, in Paola, the son of Jerry M. and Cathy Yackle Whitaker. He graduated from Paola High School in 1993. Mr. Whitaker worked for Penny's Concrete Co. as a truck driver for more than nine years.He married Crystal R. Hackathorn on Feb. 26, 2001. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Luke, Lawrence; two daughters, Christina and Molly Craig, both of the home; a brother, John, Osawatomie; and a sister, Laurie Reineke, Germany.The family suggests memorials to the Whitaker Children's Education Fund, sent in care of Lawrence Funeral Chapel.