Barry A. Whitaker, 54, of Bowen, IL died at 2:07 pm Saturday February 5, 2022 at his home.
He was born on June 27, 1967 in Macomb, IL to Lloyd and Patricia Ann Vest Whitaker.
Barry was a 1985 graduate of Southeastern High School in Augusta, IL and attended Culver Stockton College in Canton, Mo. He was employed at the Keokuk Collision Center in Keokuk, IA. Barry was an avid and lifelong sports fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Red Sox and the Fighting Illini, he also enjoyed NASCAR Racing. Barry was active with the Chili Park District having maintained the swimming pool and park for many years and was active with the Hancock County Fair. He owned and operated the Turn-It-Up Sound and Light System for many years. His most cherished times were those spending time with his family and following his children’s extracurricular activities.
He is survived by 3 children, Rylie Whitaker of Bowen, IL, Emma Whitaker of Bowen, IL and Gunnar Whitaker of Bushnell, IL a sister, Becky (Ryan) Ramsey of Bowen, IL, 2 brothers, Bruce (Kristin) Whitaker of Keokuk, IA, Brad (Evelyn) Whitaker of Bowen, IL, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Brian Whitaker.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 am Thursday February 10, 2022 at the Living Faith United Methodist Church in Bowen, IL by Pastor Sheri Renner. Private burial will be held at a later date in Bowen cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Chili Park District.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.