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Kenneth "Buddy" Earl Whitaker

July 31, 1937 ~ December 1, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Obituary

Kenneth "Buddy" Earl Whitaker, 85 of Nortonville passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Tennova Hospital in Clarksville, TN.  Born July 31, 1937, to the late James Romie and Nellie (Durall) Whitaker.  Buddy worked many years as a coal miner, he also owned K Trucking Company in White Plains and Mushee's Tavern in Mannington.  He enjoyed trying his luck at a casino or beating his grandchildren in a game of high/low.  He had an affinity for animals, at his home you may find dogs, horses and often a baby deer.  And if his family was having a get together he usually would find his way there.

Preceded in death by his son, Curtis Whitaker; grandson, Wyatt Whitaker; brother, Jimmy Whitaker; and sisters, Margaret Wells, Mary Blades, Mildred Rickard and Dorothy Rose.

Survived by his sons, Kenny (Jocelyn) Whitaker, Ricky (Mary) Whitaker and Mike (Karon) Whitaker; wife, Martha Hughlett; 11 grandchildren, Wayne (Christy) Whitaker, Krista (Arian)Greer, Sara (John) Reese, Jeni (Aaron) Garrett, Amber Vincent, Kaylan (Justin) Bullock, Maverick (Megan) Whitaker, Mackenzie (Alex) Pogue, Holden Whitaker, Angie (Travis) Littlepage and Nick Long; 19 great-grandchildren, Grace, Braden, Lillie, Ari, Eva, Romie, Ann Wyatt, Cole, Bristol, Mason, Stella, Riley, Keagan, Hayes, Malin, Sawyer, Chase, Maddie and Bronzen; life long partner, Sue Whitaker; and brother, Bill Whitaker.

Service will be held Saturday, December 10, at 3:00pm at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bro. Steve Rutherford officiating.  Burial to follow at Whitaker Family Cemetery in Nortonville.  Visitation will begin at 1:00pm at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Bud Williams, Denny Pearson, Nick Long, Wayne Whitaker, Maverick Whitaker and Holden Whitaker.  Honorary pallbearers are Kenny Whitaker, Ricky Whitaker, Mike Whitaker and Krista Greer.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Wyatt Whitaker Athletic Scholarship Foundation. (Contact information listed below)

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 10, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bandy Funeral Home
18 North Main St.
Nortonville, KY 42442

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 10, 2022

3:00 PM
Bandy Funeral Home
18 North Main St.
Nortonville, KY 42442

24 Hour Viewing

Whitaker Family Cemetery
Illey Sisk Road
Nortonville, KY 42442

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Donations

Wyatt Whitaker Athletic Scholarship Foundation at Farmers Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 70, Central City KY 42330

Donations are tax deductible. May be mailed to the bank or to Mary Whitaker at 2658 Nortonville White Plains Rd, Nortonville, KY, 42442

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