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Carl Edward Whitaker, age 46

Carl Edward Whitaker, 46, of Ward passed away on November 16, 2019. He was born in McCrory, Arkansas on January 24, 1973 to James and Martha Whitaker.

He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry and spending time with his granddaughter.

Carl leaves behind his loving wife of 26 years, Donna Whitaker; his children Gabriel Whitaker and Nicholas Whitaker; his granddaughter Scarlett Whitaker; his parents James Carl Whitaker and Martha Louise Brown; his siblings Billy Houghtlen, David Houghtlen, James Houghtlen, Steve Houghtlen, Karen Greer, Tina Wyatt, Cindy Stice, Christopher Whitaker, Donna Harrison, Sharon Baker and Carla Fugate as well as many extended friends and relatives.

Celebration of Life will be Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400

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  • Vernon Moore and family Posted November 19, 2019 6:26 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for Donna and family. Love you

  • Danny Naegle Posted November 20, 2019 1:34 PM

    Thinking and praying for the family

  • Shawnda Alderson Posted November 20, 2019 1:46 PM

    Carl had a big personality and was a blast to work with. He will be missed. Prayers for his family and friends.

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