Stephen Douglas Whitaker

August 15, 1943 - July 31, 2017

08/15/1943 - 07/31/2017

Stephen Douglas Whitaker, 73, of Newport News, died on Monday, July 31, after a brief illness. The son of C.W. Whitaker and Margaret Plank Whitaker, Steve was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on August 15, 1943. For his undergraduate work, Steve attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He finished his Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Tennessee at Nashville. After graduation, Steve served his country as an Army social worker for 20 years. He retired out of Fort Monroe with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Family was more important to him than anything. Steve was married to the love of his life, Jackie Indermill Whitaker, for almost 52 years. He is survived by Jackie; their children, Doug (Jennifer) and Kelly (David); their grandchildren, Connor, Jack, Ryan and Grace and his brother, Colbert (Pat). He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Judy (George)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to a local branch of the SPCA, in honor of his love of animals – especially dogs.

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Lucy McGlohon Bottorff
6 years ago

The McGlohon family has wonderful memories of Steve and the Whitaker family. We all attended Eastdale Baptist Church in Chattanooga. We also attended Chattanooga Central High School together. Our love for the Whitaker family cannot be measured. Although we lost touch through the years, we will never forget the great times we shared at church and school. Blessings to Steve’s family! RIP Steve!

Sharon Morgan-Jones
6 years ago

My condolences to the Whitaker family during this most difficult time.