Edwin E. Whitaker, 85, of Lehigh Acres, formerly of Burnside, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
He belonged to American Legion Post 323 in Lehigh and the Masonic Lodge in Kentucky.
He was a member of the Richmond Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Ida; seven children; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and six siblings.
He was predeceased by a sister, Millie Fotte.
The family will receive friends today, Feb. 5, 2014, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Richmond Avenue Baptist Church, at 304 Richmond Ave. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment with full military honors will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Sarasota.
Condolences may be expressed online at: www.farleyfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hope Hospice.
Arrangements handled by the Hodges-Farley Funeral Home.