Harold L. Whitaker, age 80, of Troy passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Harold was born February 25, 1937, the son of Boyd and Mary Morris Whitaker, both of whom preceded him in death.
He was an active member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, having served on various committees, a deacon and a Sunday School teacher for almost sixty years. He was a Sprint retiree with 32 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, music and singing in the church choir. He also was a volunteer at the local food pantry and he never met a stranger. Harold was a US Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years: Vada Rush Whitaker of the home; one son: Rusty Whitaker and wife Shae of Troy; one daughter: Kelly W. Morris and husband Richard of Randleman; four grandchildren: Austin Morris, Noah Whitaker, Kacey Morris and Hannah Whitaker; one brother: Joel Whitaker of Charlotte.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, May 19, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Pugh-Troy Funeral Home, 211 N Main St., Troy; other times at the home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 819 Mt. Carmel Church Rd., Troy with the Rev. Rodney Holmes and the Rev. Grady Blakely officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, "Building Fund", PO Box 903, Troy, NC 27371.
On-line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com
Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the Whitaker Family.