Ernie Gene Whittaker, age 84 went to be home with the Lord on January 12th, 2018.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Frances Whittaker; children, Debbie (Ivey) Barber, Beverly Stevens, Rochelle (Michael) McElhiney, Rhonda Whittaker, Bobby (Cindy) Whittaker, Chuck (Susan) Dillon, and Elaina Ryan; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Maxie McCowan, Brenda Rippetoe, and Patricia Bates.
Ernie was a member of the Abundant Life Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. He loved antique trucks, old cars, playing golf, southern gospel music, his church family, and his children. Ernie was very patriotic and served his country with pride.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow in the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday, January 15th from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you make contributions to the American Heart Association;
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Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.