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1951 Michael 2023

Michael Henry Whitaker

July 21, 1951 — May 22, 2023

Yadkinville – Michael Henry Whitaker, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 22, 2023.  He was born July 21, 1951 in Pulaski, VA to the late Howard and Stella Virginia Whitaker.  Michael was a member at Peace Haven Baptist church and he loved his church and church family.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Michael retired from Unifi after 44 years of service.  He enjoyed spending his extra time on the golf course.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death a brother, Gene Whitaker; sister, Louise Wood.  Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Beverly Vanhoy Whitaker; children, Brian Whitaker, Amanda (Shawn) Bates; grandchildren, Blake Bates, Michael Bates, Autumn Whitaker, Amber Whitaker; great grandchildren, Braedon Bates, Shawna Bates; nephew, Eugene Whitaker.  His funeral service will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Peace Haven Baptist Church by Dr. Jon Bowman, Pastor Bruce Freeman, and Pastor George Evans.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00PM Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville.  The family would like to thank Mountain Valley Hospice for all the love and care shown to Michael.  Memorials can be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 243 N. Lee Ave., Yadkinville, NC  27055.  Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Whitaker family. Online condolences can be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com.  


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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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