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Eddie Lee Whiteaker age 65 of Knoxville

Eddie Lee Whiteaker age 65 of Knoxville, TN passed away suddenly on Monday, June 3, 2019 at his home in Knoxville, TN.  Eddie was known to be a caring and loving friend, and loved his family.   He did not have a harsh or unkind word to say about anyone.  Eddie was of the Baptist faith.  He liked to travel and loved the beach.

Eddie is preceded in death by his parents, James Lee and Mildred Whiteaker;  brothers, Jimmy Whiteaker and Henry Whiteaker; and sister, Pat Ezell.

Eddie is survived by his two brothers, Robert Gerald Whiteaker of Andersonville, TN,  Joe Whiteaker and wife Rhenea of Powell TN; three sisters, Judy Silcox and husband Jr of Heiskell, TN,  Fay Rosenbalm and husband Danny of Clinton, TN, and Jan Fox and husband Tommy of Knoxville, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 Eddie’s family will receive his friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday June 7, 2019 in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Clinton TN with his funeral service following at 7 p.m.  Eddie’s interment will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Woods Cosby Cemetery in Tazewell, TN.  Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jones Mortuary LLC 375 N. Main St. Clinton, TN 37716. 

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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