Funeral Arrangements Set For Prominent KY Businessman

Contributor: Christine Winter
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 6/09 7:42 pm
Funeral arrangements have been set for prominent Kentucky businessman Elmer Whitaker.

Whitaker, 85, passed away Sunday from complications due to diabetes.

The philanthropist was a self-made millionaire.

He grew up a coal miner in Leslie County, where he began Whitaker Coal Corporation.

Whitaker went into banking in the late 1970's, building one of the largest operations in the state.

The visitation is this Thursday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 at Old Paris Road Church Of God in Lexington.

The funeral will be held at the church Friday morning at 11:00.

Most Popular
More than 30 teens escape from detention center
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville, Tenn. youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
Kentucky prepares to regulate ride sharing
State regulators are preparing emergency regulations that will go into effect next month to govern ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft as they expand their services into Kentucky cities.
Police: One In Critical Condition After Shooting
A man was critically injured during a shooting in Shelby County Monday night. Video Video
Pulaski Co. Deputy Charged in Domestic Violence Case
A Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy has been charged in a domestic violence case stemming from an incident that allegedly happened nearly six months ago. Video Video
Coroner: Elderly Mercer Co. Couple Die in Apparent Murder-Suicide
The Mercer County Coroner has confirmed that an elderly couple were found dead in their home Sunday night following an apparent murder-suicide.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital. supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.