Frances Inez Whitaker, age 89. passed away Sept. 1, 2013, from respiratory failure in Haines City.
Born Nov. 17, 1923, in Soperton, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Lee and Etta Brantley.
Mrs. Whitaker retired from Ben Hill Griffin Inc., where she was a sectionizer, after 28 years of service.
She was a member of Homeland Baptist Church.
Along with her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Whitaker, three sons, Wayne, Lamar and Ray Whitaker, her three sisters, one grandchild and one great great grandchild.
Mrs. Whitaker is survived by her son, Richard Lynn Whitaker (Wendy) of Haines City; her three daughters, Carolyn Butler (David), Eloise Rodriguez (Henry) all of Bartow, and Jeannie Whitaker of Haines City. She also leaves behind her 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow.
Funeral service follows at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at the funeral home chapel.
Condolences to the family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.