Douglas Alan Whitaker


Douglas Alan Whitaker passed away at his home in Hilton Head Island, SC at the age of 57. Doug was born December 14, 1959 in Clinton, IN to Donald (Steve) and Dorothy (Willard) Whitaker.

Doug grew up in Greenfield, IN and graduated from Warren Central High School in 1978 where he was a member of the high school diving team. After graduation, Doug started several businesses throughout his career and was a lifelong Indy Car and NASCAR fan. Anyone who knew Doug was surely treated to one of his tall tales at some time or another. He will be missed by all of us.

Doug is preceded in death by his father, Steve Whitaker; and brother, David.

Doug is survived by his mother Dorothy (Whitaker) Henricksen and step-father Vern Henricksen; sons Jonathon and Steven; daughter, Emily; sister, Donna Zirkle; grandchildren Christen and Aria; niece Jasmine (Zirkle) Lee; nephew Benjamin Zirkle; and several cousins, great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held October 7 at 2:30PM at Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN to pay last respects.

The cemetery is located at 621 S. State Street, Greenfield, IN.