Robert John Whittaker, 54, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 4:15 am Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Heritage Manor, NH, Pana, IL. He was born December 7, 1957 in Taylorville, the son of John William and Marie Dorothy Klaar Whittaker. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville, and had been a bartender at the V.F.W. Post, Taylorville.

He is survived by his Mother Marie Whittaker of Taylorville, Brothers Brad Whittaker (Pam), William "Woody" Whittaker all of Taylorville, and Brent Whittaker of Chicago. Nieces and Nephews Heather Whittaker, Samantha Whittaker, David Whittaker, and Travis Whittaker. He was preceded in death by his Father, John W. Whittaker, and a Sister Beverly Whittaker.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 3 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of service in the funeral home on Friday.

Memorials may be made to VFW Post, 515 West Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, IL.

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