---- — Bruce Whitaker, 49, Winamac, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Rensselaer.
He was born Aug. 24, 1964, in Rensselaer, to Joseph and Edna Patton Whitaker. Bruce had worked at Monon Trailer for several years.
He enjoyed auto racing and being outdoors. Bruce enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his mother.
Survivors include Edna Carol Patton Anderson, Winamac, mother; Dennis Whitaker, South Carolina, brother; Kalvin Whitaker, Winamac, brother; Michael Watson, Winamac, brother; Matthew Watson, Knox, brother; several nieces and nephews, six aunts and one uncle.
He was preceded in death by Joseph Whitaker, father; one aunt, one uncle and one niece.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Goodway Baptist Church, Medaryville, with Pastor James Rowe officiating.
Burial will take place in Independence Cemetery, Medaryville.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Goodway Baptist Church until the hour of services.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.