Douglas Jay Whiteaker

Born: Tue., Jul. 30, 1957
Died: Wed., Jun. 4, 2014

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Douglas J. Whiteaker passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in Burns, Oregon.  Doug was born on July 30, 1957 in Burns, Oregon to Alfred Whiteaker and Flossie Woolsey Whiteaker.  He graduated from Burns Union High School in1976.  Doug served one tour with the US Navy as a 3rd Class Petty Officer.  After returning home Doug as employed at Harney County Road Department for 33 years.  In 1981 Doug married Glena (Fleury) Whiteaker.  Doug loved being outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, camping, ATV’s and campfires.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Glena Whiteaker; daughter, Shannon Whiteaker of Baker City, Oregon; brothers and sisters; Maxine Seadschlag, John Whiteaker, Jim Whiteaker, Darlene Williams, Janice Martin, Debbie Graven, Allen Whiteaker and numberous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marie & Alfred Whiteaker and sister, Ruby Eggleston.

As requested by Doug there will be no services.  Donations in Doug Whiteaker’s memory can be made to the “Wounded Warrior Project” in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488; Burns, Oregon 97720.

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Gerald Burgess
   Posted Thu June 12, 2014
So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We went to school and graduated together in 1976. I lost track of Doug after he joined the Navy because I, too, moved away from Hines. I joined the Navy much later (Dec 1983) and served 30 years. I applaud Doug for serving his country when it was extremely unpopular (Vietnam was still on everyone's mind). It's surreal seeing his obit because just last week I searched for him on Facebook to see if I could locate him. I know the family must be feeling an enormous loss right now and I hope God brings the family some peace. Doug was famous for streaking at the high school graduation (1975 I believe) back when streaking was popular! He was always so brave and not afraid to do what others feared. I hope he is at peace in the afterlife. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Carol Wenzel Dickenson
   Posted Fri June 13, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Doug's death. I used to go over to their house to visit Maxine. Doug was the cutest little red head that I had ever seen. I remember him as being a very happy little boy. He absolutely loved Maxine. We moved away from Hines in 1963 and haven't had much contact with the family. Maxine and your family are in my prayers. Please remember all of the fun times you had together.

   Posted Sun June 15, 2014
My heart is in disbelief over Doug's death. I have so many wonderful memories of him, mostly of use ice skating on a pond outside near where I lived. RIP Doug....

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