January 19, 1937 ~ October 4, 2020

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

William J. Whitaker, 83, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 4, 2020. He was born on January 19, 1937 in Indianapolis to the late Virgil and Mary (Davis) Whitaker. William grew up with 8 siblings. On his 17th birthday, William joined the Marines and served his country during the Korean War. William was an entrepreneur/ general contractor, and a Tech Supervisor for Crown Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, retiring in 2012.

William liked to spend time with his family playing Putt Putt and pool. William was an avid reader, especially the Bible, and loved to witness and share his faith with others. He enjoyed Bible prophesies and how they relate to current times. He was very generous with his time and enjoyed helping others. He loved donating to various organizations that were close to his heart.

William is survived by his children, Neil Whitaker and fiancé (Jan Holder), Nannette Kendall and husband (Brad), Leslie Coffey and husband (Doug), Todd Adkins and wife (Kellie), and Scottie Whitaker; two grandchildren, Christopher Whitaker and wife (Sabrina), Kendra Summers and husband (Jaren); and three great-grandchildren, Julia, Jenna, and Jordyn Whitaker.

He is preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above; along with his siblings, Vicki (Neville), Don, Jack, Lois, Bob, Neil, John, and Doris (Kirkham).

Visitation will be from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with a funeral service to start at 1:30pm. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.


Visitation: October 10, 2020 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: October 10, 2020 1:30 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. “ I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
    Dad you have claimed the ultimate prize! You will live in heaven with God-forever.

    Until we all meet again….love you!

  3. We are confident,
    yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body
    and to be present with the Lord.
    2 Corinthians 5 :8

  4. Matthew 25:23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.
    Enter into the joy of your lord.’

    Holding you all close in our thoughts and prayers.
    Scott & Nedra Gentry

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