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Lucky Richard Whitaker

February 2, 1947 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 72)

Lucky Richard Whitaker, of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully in Conway Regional Medical Center on July 07, 2019 at the age of 72.

Lucky was born on February 2, 1947 in Lonoke, Arkansas to Forest and Thelma (Applewhite) Whitaker. He graduated from Lonoke High School. He served in the United States Air Force and Retired in the United States Army. He was a Master Mason and member of Lonoke Masonic Lodge F&AM #51. He worked at McCrary's Farm Supply for several years and also Napa Auto Parts in Jacksonville.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 22 years, Mary Whitaker of the home; two sons, Eddie Whitaker and Rich Whitaker; three step sons, Cleo Gibbons, Jr. (Deann); Richard Gibbons, and Shane Gibbons (Nancy); one brother, Forest Eugene Whitaker (Judy); one sister, Judy Crane (Dan); ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren as well as a host of extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Loyd Whitaker.

The family will celebrate Lucky's life at 12:00 PM Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at Fist Baptist Church 1589 Ridge Road El Paso, Arkansas 72045, with Bro. Larry Grubbs officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service also at the church. Pallbearers are Cleo Gibbons, Jr; Richard Gibbons, Shane Gibbons, Clay Gibbons, Robert Whitaker, and Steve Ray. Interment with military honors and masonic rites will be 2:30 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Lonoke Cemetery in Lonoke, AR. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home & Cremation 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign the online guestbook at www.viloniafuneralhome.com.

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