Keith Harlow Whitaker, 61 of Raleigh, passed away on May 4, 2018 at his home.

Born on February 26, 1957 in Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Betty McKinney Farris and the late Roy Manfred Whitaker. He was owner of Whitaker Painting for over 30 years in Raleigh. He has been employed by the State Employees Credit Union in Raleigh since 2005.

Keith was a devoted father to his two sons and will be remembered as a stoic and kind gentle giant. He had a keen sense of humor and was passionate and very knowledgeable about music. He loved reading, animals and was a master at trivia competitions.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Whitaker; two sons, Sheridan Garret and Connor Keithan Whitaker; mother, Betty Farris and her husband, Charles Farris; two brothers, Kenneth, wife Christine and daughter, Kelly and Kim, wife Pam and children, Daniel and Rachel Whitaker; sister, Karen Whitaker Pyrtle and her daughters, Caroline, Lauren and the late beloved Ashley. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and other family and close friends.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6:00-8:00PM at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines. A graveside service will be held at the Green Young Cemetery- Green Young Road Bakersville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Keith Whitaker’s honor.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Keith Harlow Whitaker, please visit Boles’ Tribute Store.

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Mr. Whitaker’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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