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Nathaniel Whitaker

May 31, 1954 — August 21, 2020

Nathaniel Whitaker was born on May 31, 1954, to the late Helen Walker and Charles Whitaker in Sparkman, AR.

At an early age, Nathaniel accepted Christ as his personal Savior while attending Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church #2. As an adult, he later attended First St. James Baptist Church.

As an active member of El Dorado High School Class of 1973; Nathaniel was an active member of the renowned Ebony Singers, where he demonstrated to the entire class his harmonious singing voice. After high school, Nathaniel attended Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, AR where he also served as an active choir member. Nathaniel moved to Midwest City, OK to be near his sister Angie, and her late husband; where he worked on the United States Air Force Base. After a couple of years, he became homesick and decided to return to his hometown of El Dorado, where worked many years for the Templeton’s. He later served as caretaker for the late Mrs. Joan Templeton. 

Nathaniel was known to many as “Whitaker”, “Whit”, “Dancing Machine”, “Bike Man”, and “Blue”. He loved to dance, sing, and make others laugh. Most of all he loved his Bike. He never met a stranger.  Nathaniel will be missed by all but never forgotten.

On August 21, 2020, Nathaniel transitioned to his perpetual resting place where he will be eternally united with his parents Helen Walker and Charles Whitaker, a brother Roy Neil Johnson, his uncle Elzie B. Walker Sr, a very special Aunt Willie Mae Wright, and his cousins, Frances Walker and Anthony “Ack” Walker.

Survivors include His loving sister, Angie M. Sanders of Midwest City; OK, two nephews: Wilkie Titoe Sanders (Victoria) of Carrollton, TX, and Carlos Sanders (Jerra) of Oklahoma, OK, and two great-nephews: Roman and Gabriel Sanders of Carrollton, TX. His special cousins: Elzie B. Walker, Jr, of Stockton, CA and Billie F. Bullock of Cleveland, OH; and Elzie’s children: Suzette, Michael, Cynthia, Annette, and Pamela. Special friends: Mark and Joe Templeton, Ms. Alfrizia Moore, Mama Rose, Lisa and Paula, Linda F. Dixon, Tammy McMurrian, Ethel, and Mike “Mr. Mike” Jackson along with many other classmates and special friends who loved him dearly and genuinely.

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