Edward “Eddie” Lawrence Whitaker

Published 4:13 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Edward “Eddie” Lawrence Whitaker, 52, of Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center after battling several illnesses. Born in Johnson City, Tenn., he was the son of Perry Whitaker Jr. (Sandra) and the late Janet (Hilton) Whitaker. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by twin sisters, Beth Renee and Elizabeth Dawn; maternal grandparents, Delmer and Mildred Hilton; paternal grandparents, George and Mae Buchanan; and several aunts and cousins.
Eddie was a wonderful man if you had the pleasure of knowing him. He put his heart and soul into everything he did, especially his children. An avid sports fanatic, Eddie spent most nights on a ball field or in a gymnasium. He enjoyed school sporting events from elementary school to college. He also enjoyed University of Tennessee football, NASCAR, and had a passion for fast cars. During the day, you could find Eddie at Hayworth Tire, his home away from home.
In addition to his father and step-mother, those left to cherish Eddie’s memory include: children, Jessica, Emily, and Kevin Whitaker; brothers, David and Nathan Whitaker (Renee); sister, Heather Murray (Jeff); step-grandmother, Nila Price; ex-wife, Judy M. Whitaker; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his boss of 30 years and special friend, Kevin Hayworth.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. with memorial services following at 7 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 1014 Antioch Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.mtnempirecbs.com.
Mountain Empire Cremation & Burial Services, 125 E. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 3, Jonesborough, TN 37659, (423) 547-0379, are honored to serve the Whitaker family.

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