October 30, 1942 ~ April 11, 2021

Born in: Hartford, KY
Resided in: Hartford, KY

Billy C. Whittaker, age 78 of Hartford, Kentucky passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro. He was born October 30, 1942 in Hartford, Kentucky the son of William Clayton and Lois Marie Wigginton Whittaker.

Billy was an avid classic car enthusiast and enjoyed dirt track racing and NASCAR. He was a life-long member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and worked as an electrician for over 40 years.

Aside from his parents, Billy is preceded in death by his wife Edith “Edie” Whittaker who passed away in 2007 after 44 years of marriage.

Left to honor Billy’s memory are his daughters, Laura (Michael) Brown, Linda (Jeff) Roysdon, and Pamela (James) Ford, eight grandchildren, Brittany Brown, Monnie Brown, Hope (Tristan) Norris, Tyler (Autumn) Payne, Christopher Ford, Leslie Ford, Jarred Ford, and Nicholas (Emily) Ford, five great-grandchildren, one sister, Devona (Andy) Kvartek and one niece, Jennifer Kvartek.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Miller Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Ohio County, 1211 Old Main Street, Hartford, KY 42347.

All who wish to honor Billy at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Whittaker. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Billy C. Whittaker, at


Visitation: April 14, 2021 4:00 pm - April 14, 2021 7:00 pm

Miller Schapmire Funeral Home
114 West Walnut Street
Hartford, KY 42347

Graveside Service: April 15, 2021 10:00 am

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
607 Buford Rd
Utica, KY KY

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  1. Laura, Michael, Brittany and Minnie. So very sorry for the loss of Billy. Remember the good times.

  2. I am so sorry about the loss of Uncle Billy. Although it has been many years, I still have fond memories of all of you in Piscataway. It broke my heart when you moved away but Kentucky was always your dad’s home. I envision my parents and yours hanging out in heaven.

  3. Laura, Linda, and Pam, I am deeply sorry for the loss of Billy. When I think of Billy, I think of church softball, his mustangs, and I always think of him, your mom, and his parents hanging out on the carport in the summer. You girls are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

  4. I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy 🙏🏼

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