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Robert S. "Bob" Whitaker

Obituary for Robert S. "Bob" Whitaker

March 3, 1930 - December 14, 2019
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 89


Robert S. "Bob" Whitaker, 89, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 3, 1930 in Daviess Co. to the late Robert S. Whitaker, Sr. and Helen Young Whitaker. Bob was retired after 32 years with the Owensboro Police Department and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Kentucky Police Officers Association. He had been a member for many years of the former Seven Hills Baptist Church and the Men's Bible Class and was currently a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. Bob was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a Kentucky Colonel, and loved watching Nascar. Bob loved going to McDonald's on Highway 54 to drink coffee with his friends and also loved chaperoning his daughter Ann and her husband to Beef O'Bradys for their weekly "Friday Date Night".

Bob was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Sue Whitaker on April 15, 2016, and an infant daughter, Roberta Sue Whitaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Lynn Ellis of Atlanta, Georgia and Ann Duncan and husband Herman of Owensboro, three grandchildren, Mai Beth Yocum and husband Jason of Owensboro, Scott Thompson and wife Sarah Beth of Calhoun, and Bryan Duncan of Maceo, six great grandchildren, Jayden and Kaylen Yocum, and Leland, Evy, Livingston Ann, and John Eisley Robert Thompson, a brother, Ronald J. Whitaker and wife Carolyn of Newburgh, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service for Bob Whitaker will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 17, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial and military honors will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Ohio County Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 7, Hartford, KY 42347. Memories and condolences to the family of Bob Whitaker can be shared at

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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