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Rodney Whitaker

May 5, 1951 ~ April 12, 2017 (age 65)

Rodney Whitaker, 65, of Woodlawn, Illinois passed away at 3:45 A.M. April 12, 2017 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born May 5, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, Jack and Augusta (Rodotz) Page. Rodney married Charlotte Shannon on June 21, 1969.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery in Woodlawn, Illinois with Mr. Steve Langa officiating. Interment will follow.

A Visitation will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Charlotte Whitaker of Woodlawn, Illinois; children, Brian Whitaker of Woodlawn, Illinois and Dena Hall and husband, Tony of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Amanda Coleman and husband, Mike of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Walker Hall of Mount Vernon, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Jackson Kirkpatrick of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Tucker Coleman of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and uncle, Bill Rodotz of Woodlawn, Illinois.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents and father and mother-in-law, Todd and Christine Shannon.

Rodney was a member of the Mount Vernon Gun and Sportsman Club, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge in Centralia, and Sons of American Legion. He enjoyed being outdoors where he could hunt and fish. He also enjoyed watching Nascar. Rodney’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Whitaker Family in care of Charlotte Whitaker and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Newell Funeral Home, 2707 North Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call the Mount Vernon office at (618) 246-0100, the Waltonville office at (618) 279-7272, or visit for further information and to send condolences.

 Service Information

April 14, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Newell Funeral Home
601 South 42nd Street
Mount Vernon, IL 62864

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