History of the Restoration Movement

Emory Lon Whitaker, Jr.


Long Time Memphis Preacher
Served Knight Arnold/Forest Hills Church of Christ as Minister For 33 Years

Obituary For E. L. Whitaker

Gospel preacher. E. L. WHITAKER JR., 67, of Memphis, retired and charter minister of Knight Arnold Church of Christ after 33 years, died Monday of complications following surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Knight Arnold Church of Christ with burial in Memorial Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Great Oaks Church of Christ, a World War II Navy veteran and instructor for Memphis School of Preaching. Mr. Whitaker, the husband of Cora Sue Minor Whitaker, also leaves three sons, J. Michael Whitaker of Pittsburgh, Pa., Emory L. Whitaker III and John D. Whitaker, both of Memphis; two sisters, Myra Martin and Lenore Looney, both of Memphis, and three grandchildren. (Published in The Commercial Appeal 11/30/1994) -- Provided by Carole McCaig.

-Commercial Appeal, From Find-A-Grave.

Directions To The Grave of E. L. Whitaker, Jr.

W.B. West is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. Take I-240 to Poplar Ave exit. Go west and the cemetery will be on your right. Enter the cemetery and take the first right. Count three drives and turn left. You will pass the mausoleums on the right. Continue toward the rear of the cemetery. At the rear of the cemetery the road will bear to the right. Go around the plot on your right and when you get the other side of the plot, stop the car. From the corner of Section Time, go to end of first row on left and look for HAYNES. There will also be a round vase there with the name RONEY on it. Then go back three rows to get to the Whitaker plot. Location: Plot is in Section Garden of Time, Lot 429 #5

GPS Location
35°06'43.3"N 89°52'20.4"W
or D.d. 35.112034, -89.872343

Cora Sue - 1927 -
E. L., Jr. - 1927-1994

E. L. Whitaker, Jr.

Photos Taken 11.2010
Courtesy of Scott Harp

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