Carroll B. Whitaker
- January 21, 2022
Carroll B. Whitaker, 73 of Mills River, died Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Pardee Hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Mills River, a son of Margaret Jane Whitaker and the late Glenn Whitaker. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Elaine Whitaker in 2017.
Carroll was a 1967 graduate of West Henderson High School. He owned and operated Whitaker Grading & Septic and was a lifetime member of Mills River Fire & Rescue. He was a devoted member of Mills River Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and had been a Sunday School teacher and Youth Leader.
Surviving are his two sons Phillip Whitaker and his wife Rhonda and Jeremy Whitaker all of Mills River; grandchildren Mason and Jordan Whitaker and Ethan and Hannah Stepp; one sister Dianna Maxwell of Hendersonville; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 29 at Mills River Baptist Church. Revs. Thomas Glenn and Charles Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow in Whitaker-Moore Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Whitaker-Moore Cemetery Fund, 689 S. Mills River Road, Mills River, NC 28759.