Hugh "Whit" Whitaker was born on October 7, 1929 in Hamilton, OH to Walter E. and Edna Anna Snyder Whitaker. He was the youngest of 8 children. Whit graduated from Holmes High School in 1947 and attended Chase College. On June 16, 2017 he celebrated 62 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Mary Alice DiBo Whitaker. They raised four children, Michelle Malicote (Phil) of Berea, KY, Laura Sparks (Ken) of Dry Ridge, KY, Denise Whitaker of Ft. Mitchell KY and Michael Whitaker of Ft. Mitchell, KY. They also have six grandchildren, David Britton, Sara Wilson, Brian Whitaker, Thomas Blackiston, Jamie Leber, Matt Malicote, and 8 great grandchildren. Whit was a United States Army Signal Corp Veteran serving our country from 1949-1951. He was employed by the Gibson-Perin Company, Toastmaster of Northern Kentucky and was the President of Bluegrass Supply from 1956-1986. He also worked at Carter Electric and finally worked at Sales Associates of Cincinnati until his retirement. Whit was involved in the following organizations: The POINT/ARC of Northern Kentucky, Kenton County Lions Club, Summit Hills Country Club, Kenton County Jaycees, Prospect Point Board of Directors, National Association of Electrical Distributors, Woodson Bend Resort and The Villa's at Woodson Bend. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. Whit loved sports and played baseball, soft ball, tennis, bowling and golf. He was most proud of having been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.
Visitation is on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 11:00 AM until the hour of Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon all in St. Mildred's Church, 203 South Central Avenue in Somerset, Ky.
In addition, there will also be a visitation on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 9:00 AM until the hour of Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM all in Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Hwy, Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
Interment will follow at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, 205 Eibeck Ln., Williamstown, KY.