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Jimmy Lee Whitaker, 47, of Big Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Hazard ARH medical center.

He was born on August 1, 1965 to Ray and Opal Whitaker in Perry County, and was preceded in death by his father, Ray Whitaker; paternal grandparents Lee and Laura Whitaker; and maternal grandparents James and Ollie Addison.

He is survived by his mother, Opal Whitaker; wife Brenda Whitaker of Big Creek; daughters Jessica Nicole Ritchie and husband Cecil, and Jenifer Whitaker, both of Hazard; brother Jesse Whitaker; sister Jeanette Long and husband Sam of Big Creek; grandchildren Zoey Ritchie and Kaden Ritchie; nieces Crystal Long of Big Creek, Dorothy Jean Long of Louisville, and Rayann Paige Ritchie of Viper; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with Tim Shepherd and Junior Deaton officiating on Friday, Nov. 23 at the Engle- Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard, where the family will receive friends for visitation from noon until the funeral hour. The Whitaker Cemetery located at Big Creek is the place of burial.

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