Travis Lynn Whitaker, 126 Pine Hill Dr. Gray, TN passed away October 29, 2011 at his home after a lengthy illness, two days before his 39th birthday.
He was born October 31, 1972 to parents David and Janice Lewis Whitaker. He was a 1990 graduate of Daniel Boone High School. He worked in cell phone sales before his disability. He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church where he was saved and baptized during his young adolescent years. He enjoyed U.T. football, playing his guitar and especially his dogs, Onyx and Mookie.
His grandparents, Tom and Ruth Lewis and Charles Whitaker; and an aunt, Linda Patrick, preceded Travis in death.
In addition to his parents Travis is survived by his children whom he loved very much, a daughter, Shalyn and a son, Dylan; his 92-year-old grandmother, Helen Whitaker Jones of the home; one brother, Chris Whitaker and his friend, Lori of Johnson City; a special nephew, Cody Whitaker of Gray; a special step daughter, Katie Moore and grandson Mason; the mother of his children, Christy; two special aunts Roma Smith of Johnson City, Patsy Leonard of Bristol, VA; two uncles, Robert Lewis and Gordon Lewis, both of Elizabethton; several cousins.
The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Thursday at Gray Funeral Home Chapel and will proceed to Happy Valley Memorial Park for graveside services immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roma Smith, 2441 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601 for his children.
Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Travis Whitaker. 423-477-3171 or 239-6622