James Robert (Jim Bob) Whitaker, 76, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at his home in Roachdale, IN. He was born at home in Roachdale on April 5, 1942 to Robert and Jane Whitaker. On March 16, 1963 in 29 Palms, California he married Norma (Miller) Whitaker, she survives.
Jim Bob was a 1960 graduate of Roachdale High School. Upon graduating he joined the United States Marines where he proudly served our country for 4 years. He then worked for Allison’s Division of General Motors for 27 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mowing the yard, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He served as the President of Roachdale Little League for many years. He will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Norma, children; Alan (Melanie) Whitaker, Stacy (Dale) Gray, Darin (Billie Jo) Whitaker, Michael Whitaker, 13 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
Jim Bob was preceded in death by; his daughter, Tina Whitaker, grandson, Jackson Whitaker, granddaughter, Darlene Whitaker, parents, Robert and Jane Whitaker, and sister, Sue Ann.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 PM on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Roachdale Baptist Church, 10 N. Lonoke Street, Roachdale, Indiana, 46172, with Pastor Shannon Ivers officiating. Burial will follow in Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, July 28,2018 at the church.