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David G. Whittaker

December 1, 1940 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

David G. Whittaker, age 80, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 1:08 am Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm Monday, February 1, 2021, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. 

Visitation celebrating David's life will be held at 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm Monday February 1, 2021, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. 

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

David was born on December 1, 1940, in Steelville, Missouri the son of Delmar and Genevieve (Scott) Whittaker, Sr.

He was united in marriage to Martha Sue Shanks on December 5, 1959. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2008. 

Survivors include his son, Delmar Whittaker (Rita) of Hannibal, MO; daughter, Mary Watkins (Ronnie Cox) of Hannibal, MO; brothers, Jim Scott of Steeleville, MO, John Scott of Richland, MO, James Whittaker of Rolla, MO, Albert Whittaker of Hannibal, MO, Archie Whittaker of Hannibal; sisters, Mary Ellen of St. James, MO, Linda Plank of Salem, MO, Rose Marie Shockley of Hannibal, MO, and Ellen Whittaker of Hannibal, MO; twenty-one grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughters, Ida Whittaker, Melisa Whittaker, Margetta Lain, Rose Elzea; brothers, John Whittaker and Delmar Whittaker, son, David Whittaker, and grandson, Mark Elzea, Jr.

After graduation, David  honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Professionally David worked as laborer in the asphalt and construction field.  One could find David on many occasions out in his garage doing what he loved to do tinkering with things like motors and woodworking.  He also enjoyed fishing and watching western movies. David's biggest love was his family and the time spent together with them.

David was a Christian by faith.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smith Funeral Home & Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses, in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. 

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on David's memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com

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Services

Celebration of Life Visitation
Monday
February 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home & Chapel
2619 St. Mary's Ave.
Hannibal, MO 63401

Memorial Service
Monday
February 1, 2021

6:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home & Chapel
2619 St. Mary's Ave.
Hannibal, MO 63401

Donations

Smith Funeral Home & Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses
2619 St. Mary's Ave., Hannibal MO 63401
Tel: 1-573-221-8148
Email: smithfuneralhomeandchapel@gmail.com
Web: http://www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com

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