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Howard Robert Whitaker, Jr.

September 13, 1943 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 76)


Howard Robert Whitaker, Jr., 76 of Hope Mills passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Howard was born September 13, 1943 in Cumberland County, NC to the late Ruth and Howard Whitaker, Sr.

Services to celebrate the life of Howard Whitaker, Jr. will be held at a later date.

Howard is survived by his sons, Miles McLeod and Sutton Whitaker and wife Grace; daughter, Katrina Canipe and husband Todd; sisters, Gaye Anderson and husband Gene;  Cornelia Shackleford and husband Sam; grandchildren, Keaton, Hayden, Hannah and Benjamin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301.

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