Barbara R. Whitaker
Barbara R. Whitaker, age 91, of New Smyrna Beach, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at her residence. Born in Coalwood, West Virginia; Barbara moved to this area in 1963 from Huntsville, Alabama. A retired school teacher; she taught for 23 years at New Smyrna Beach High School and in Hixon, Tennessee. Barbara enjoyed reading, history, playing bridge, and spending time with her children and family. She also loved traveling; going on trips to China, Tibet and Alaska, on a whim. Survivors include a son, Wade Whitaker, and his wife Darlene of N. Augusta, South Carolina, Georgia; a sister-in-law and caretaker, Mary Whitaker; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Burn Whitaker and her son, Wendell Whitaker. Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, with her son officiating. Condolences may be made online at settlewilderfuneralhome.com .
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