James A. Whitaker, 55, North Manchester, died at 1:09 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 14, 1958 in Warsaw, to Reuben Jr. and Shirley (Barton) Whitaker.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Winkler, North Manchester; two brothers, Thomas (Debbie) Whitaker and Timothy Whitaker, both of North Manchester; five sisters, Frances Moore, Wabash, June Johnson, North Manchester, Joyce (Steve) Farmer, Warsaw, Patricia Davis, Mississippi, and Florence Rogers, Arkansas. One brother and one sister are deceased.
Family and friends may call Friday, Jan. 17, from 2-3 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery, with Chad Burkhart officiating.
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