of Lonoke, AR
July 12, 1928 - March 9, 2021
James Carl Whitaker, age 92, of Lonoke, passed away March 9, 2021.He was born July 12, 1928, in Des Arc, Arkansas, to William Bedford and Hettie Ann Whitaker. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Dollie Basham, three brothers, W.B. Whitaker, Cordell Whitaker, and Norman Whitaker, son Carl Edward Whitaker, son-in-law, Bill Baker, two grandsons, Jimmy Pearrow and Michael Pearrow, and by one granddaughter-in-law, Elizabeth Baker.Mr. Whitaker was a hard worker and man of his word. Due to the illness of his father, he became the head of the household and helped take care of his mother and younger siblings.Mr. Whitaker was a member of McArthur Assembly of God in Jacksonville. After retiring from Ben Pearson Archery in Pine Bluff he enjoyed vegetable gardening and taking care of his goats.He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Baker of Little Rock, Donna Harrison (Jim) of Lonoke, and Carla Fugate (Allen) of Sherwood; one son Chris Whitaker (Tammy) of Heber Springs; three sisters, Callie Wade (Buddy), Shirley Harris, and Mary Tower (Rich), all of Sherwood; 13 grandchildren, Todd Clifton, Bill Baker (Cricket), Tony Clifton (Erma), Brian Baker, Matthew Clifton, Jodie Rico (Roger), Candi Sibley, Lane Harrison (Sabrina), Lela Folsom, Loryn Fugate, Nick Whitaker, Gabe Whitaker and Allison Whitaker; and by numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.Visitation will be Monday, March 15, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and services at 11:00 a.m. at Roller-Owens Funeral Home. Committal service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery in Des Arc.Due to COVID restrictions, all attendees are required to provide and wear a mask.
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Sorry I couldn’t be there . Loved him and love you all .
Love you Sharon!! Prayers for you and your family!! ❤️
Carl was a great man, father, grandfather, and friend. My prayers to all at this time of loss.
We are so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. The loss of a sibling is always felt deep in our hearts. May God grant you peace and comfort that only He can provide that surpasses all understanding. Sending love hugs and prayers to all of you.
Loved my Uncle Carl with all my heart ❤️ He was a father figure for me and taught me some many silly things growing up!! I will see him again in heaven and that brings joy to my heart ❤️.
We are so very very sorry for your loss. I can’t believe this. Our prayers and so much love are with you sweet, sweet friends.
Sharon and family, my heart hurts for all of you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.