12/14/14 —– Michael Anthony Whittaker

Michael Anthony Whittaker, age 62 of Nashville, Tennessee formerly of Tullahoma, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, with funeral service following at 4:00 PM at the Chapel of Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Burial will be held Monday at 11:00 AM in Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester, Tennessee.

Michael is survived by his wife, Ping Shen Whittaker, his mother Louise Wilder of Winchester, Tennessee, brothers; William E. McMahon, III of Rivermore, California, John Denis McMahon, of Santa Ana, California, and his half-sister, Rose Lawson of North Carolina.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Ray Whittaker of Jacksonville, Florida.

Michael was a graduate of Tullahoma High School (1970), Motlow State Community College (1972), and Middle Tennessee State University (1983). He served in the United States Navy, and was employed as a dedicated senior software developer for the Tennessee state government.

Michael was characterized as a generous, compassionate, hardworking man. He was also an avid reader with a keen academic curiosity.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family suggest making donations to St.Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Michael’s honor. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 (800) 873-6983 www.stjude.org.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.veteran3