Douglas David Whitaker
|Posted 2017-10-06 by mhenderson|
|Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ |
Published on Monday, October 2, 2017 <<<
Douglas David Whitaker, 54, passed away September 23, 2017 at home
surrounded by his family. Born on March 28, 1963 in Buffalo, New
York he was one of 15 children born to John and Nancy Whitaker.
After relocating to Simi Valley, California, Doug spent the next 11
years there where in 1983 he married his high school sweetheart
Glenda Dollar, went to work for her family’s moving company where he
spent the next decade doing local and long distance truck driving,
enjoying the company of friends and family and where his first
daughter Ladonna was born.
Doug spent many years learning to remodel homes with his father in
law Jim, and expanded his abilities to all aspects of home repair
including plumbing, electrical, tiling, flooring and concrete and
was excellent at all he did.
In 1988 Doug and Glenda relocated to Lake of the Ozarks, where his
second daughter, Regina was born. He spent 7 years there as an
Auctioneer and handy man, helping to remodel the Villa Marie
apartments and other construction projects.
They then relocated in 1995 to Lake Havasu City, where Doug’s family
was. He spent the next twenty years there working for himself and
for friends. He was generous and kind and would do anything for his
friends and family. He loved country western music and all his
grandchildren adored him. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Doug is survived by Glenda, daughters Ladonna and Regina, grandsons,
Jayden, Jaxon and Aryan and granddaughter Jordyn, father, John,
mother, Nancy, brothers, Greg, Dennis, Joey, Michael, Thomas an
Mark, sisters Debby, Wendy, Chrissy and Michelle, as well as nieces,
nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He is preceded in death by; Brothers, John Jr, Rick and Robert,
father-in-law James G. Dollar, sister-in-law Donna Tharp and Debby
Rivera and his great nephew James T. Dollar.
There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers you can
make a donation to Western Arizona Humane Society, St. Jude or the
American Cancer Society in his name.
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