Baseball

Danny Reed Whitaker

April 8, 1944 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

Danny Reed Whitaker, 77, of Bessemer City, passed away at Robin Johnson House on March 18, 2022. He was born April 8, 1944, in Cleveland County, to the late Walter Plato Whitaker and Margaret Pearl Carpenter Whitaker.

Danny is preceded in death by siblings, Peggy Brooks, Bobby Whitaker, Billy Whitaker, Shirley Leach Blanton, Jacky Whitaker, Pearl Sellers, Judy Whitaker, and Kathy Whitaker.

In the past, he coached and umpired youth baseball, basketball, and soccer. He enjoyed attending his sons and grandsons' activities. Danny also loved all sports, keeping up with the stats, and could recall sports history play by play. Most of all, Danny loved spending time with his grandkids.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Darlene Owensby Whitaker; sons, Scott Whitaker (Danielle), Joey Whitaker (Nicole); grandchildren, Cody Whitaker, Daniel Whitaker, Brianna Falls; brother, Roy Whitaker (Louise); brother-in-law, Butch Owensby (Beverly); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Danny will lie in state March 24, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home.

Danny’s graveside service will be held 11:00 AM on March 25, 2022, at Gaston Memorial Park with Pastor Roger Overton officiating.

The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to Gaston Hospice and the Robin Johnson House Staff for their compassionate care and support through these difficult times.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gaston Hospice or a Youth Sports Organization of your choosing.

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Services

Lie In State
Thursday
March 24, 2022

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sisk - Butler Funeral and Cremation Services (Bessemer City)
730 Gastonia Hwy
Bessemer City, NC 28016

Graveside Service
Friday
March 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
1200 S New Hope Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054

Greet Friends Following the Service

Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
1200 S New Hope Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054

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