In Memory of Harold Whitaker

Harold Whitaker

  • Birth Date: October 3, 1934
  • Death Date: January 2, 2018


Harold Whitaker, 83, passed away on Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018, in a Tulsa hospital. He was born on Oct 3, 1934 in Greenbriar, AR to Sidney and Amanda (Mills) Whitaker. Harold received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and taught for over 34 years in Kansas and Oklahoma, retiring in Sallisaw. He is survived by his wife, Mary Whitaker of the home; Sister, Betty Lewis of Sallisaw; Step sons and their wives, Charles and Monica Cobb, and James and Kimberly Cobb; Four Grandchildren, Nicolas, Maya, Bryant, and Payton. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Danny Whitaker.

Graveside memorial services for Mr. Whitaker will be held on Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Akins Cemetery. Rev. Steve Rutherford will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to and arranged by the Forever Memories Funeral Service, 463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw, Ok.

Message from Blake Cox

Mr. Whitaker was one of my teachers during 7th and 8th Grade. He was a firm but fair man, we met again later in life and I was glad to be able to call him a friend. Prayers for the family.

Message from Cindy Keith

Deepest sympathy for your family.

Message from Kevin, Emma, Josh and Matt Caves

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying God will give you comfort, strength and peace, as only He can.

Message from Matt

My condolences on your loss, Mr. Whittaker was a great teacher to have and an all around great person I had the privilege to know.

Message from Shannon Jackson

Harold was a wonderful person with a big smile and an even bigger heart. My heart go's out to his family that he loved so much.

Message from Gloria D. Neer

Mr. Whitaker was always a pleasant person to see whether at school or anywhere in town. We would always chit-chat about how school was going and then after he retired he would always wonder how much longer I was going to teach. He cared about his students and his students cared about him. He was fair to ALL! Thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Message from Linda LaBass

I am so sorry for your loss.

Message from Becky Randolph

Such a sweet man. He was always so kind????????????

Message from Sherree Reid

Me. Whitaker was a good man whom I enjoyed working with. He was one of my daughter’s favorite teachers. He had an amazing smile and was such a gentleman. It was a privilege to call him my friend. So sorry for the family’s loss. Sherree

Message from Maranda Williams

Mr. Whitaker was a wonderful man. Unfortunately, he was never a teacher of mine, however my brother was in his class. Even at a young age I could see how far he wanted his students to go, he was a dedicated and caring teacher. Later in life when I would see him out, we'd always talk. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Message from Chelsea Real

I loved Mr. Whitaker when my mother was a teacher at Eastside with him. I had the opportunity as a nurse to care for him in recent years and he was just as sweet then. He will be missed.

Message from Linda Moore

I loved his smile and gentle kindness!

Message from Dwight and Debbie Phillips

Thoughts and prayers as we treasure many precious memories.