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Finis Albert Whitaker
September 16, 1940 - June 25, 2022

Finis Albert Whitaker,81, departed this life Saturday, June 25, 2022 at The Springs of Batesville Nursing Home in Batesville, AR.  He was born on September 16, 1940 in Baldwyn, Mississippi and lived in Batesville one and a half years and was formerly of Trumann.  He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith.  He was preceded in death by two sisters; four brothers and his parents Robert Nathanal and Gracie May Harris  Whitaker.     He is survived by three sons, Nathanal (Jackie) Whitaker of Jonesboro, Sam Whitaker of Paragould and Scott Whitaker of Trumann; one daughter, Sabrina (Terry) Luster of Newport; one sister, Vera Young of Trumann; two brothers, Boyce Whitaker of Trumann and Felix Whitaker of Brookland; one step-brother, Arnold Mullen of Grenada, MS; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 am at Thompson Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Bolivar Cemetery with Rev. Lonnie Baker officiating.   Burial will be under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.      Pallbearers will be Tim Whitaker, David Whitaker, Lonnie Whitaker, Donnie Whitaker, Tommy Whitaker, Daryl Armstrong, Pete Armstrong and Gregg Armstrong.      In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be observed. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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June 28, 2022
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Funeral Service

June 28, 2022
11:00 AM

Bolivar Cemetery

Harrisburg, AR 72432

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  1. Alicegrace Toddy, Cushman, Ark says

    Finis was my husband yrs ago. I’m Nath and Sabrina’s mom. He was a sweet man we just didn’t stay together but we’re friends.

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  3. Amberly Carlton , Springfield, MO says

    Great uncle, We will miss you and will see you later! We love you very much! We do though of family and praying!

  4. Maxine Pruitt, Bay, AR says

    Nathan, Brad, Sam and Scott, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Prayers for all you boys and your family.

  5. Patti Wallace, says

    Dear Brad and Becky I am so sorry for your lost. I will be praying for you and thinking of you . Love you both Patti Wallace

  6. Rodney Freeman, Jonesboro says

    Finis was an excellent youth baseball coach who would pile a pack of us kids in his car and allow us to stay overnight with Scott & Sam. He was very tough but fair and pushed us to compete and be our very best. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

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