CHARLOTTE – Ernest Elbert "Whit" Whitaker, 79, of Charlotte passed away March 13, 2017, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. Mr. Whitaker was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Lancaster to the late Laney Whitaker and Edna Croxton Whitaker. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force and the S.C. National Guard. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Jack Whitaker; and a sister, Doris Jean Whitaker Robinson. Mr. Whitaker is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Hinson Whitaker; a son, Eric Whitaker (Andee); a daughter, Alison Whitaker Hopkins (Calvin); and grandchildren, Ty Hopkins, Ayden Whitaker and Kaysey Hopkins. A celebration of life service will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at Mulberry Baptist Church, 6450 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte. The family will receive friends prior to the celebration of life service from 6-7 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mulberry Baptist Church or to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078. Carolina Cremation of Charlotte is serving the Whitaker family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
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