Roy D. Whittaker, 69, St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital.

Mr. Whittaker was born on Aug. 30, 1949 in Texas to the late Harold and Corine (Myers) Whittaker.

He married Donna Reeves on March 31, 1972, in Easton, Missouri. She survives of the home.

Roy spent his career in the U.S. Air Force and upon retirement joined the Missouri Air National Guard and served in numerous deployments with the 139th Tactical Airlift Wing. He also worked with Thompson's Clock Manor well as owning his own clock repair.

Mr. Whittaker was a member of the Myasthenia Gravis Association the K.C. MG Car Club and National Association Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., Missouri Guard Retiree Association.

Roy was preceded in death by: his parents; and brother; David Whittaker, his in-laws, John and Viola Reeves.

In addition to his wife of 46 years, survivors include: daughter, Amy Whittaker; sisters, Sandra Whittaker and Mary Miller; nieces, Amber Hardy and Kristen Miller; nephews, Tim Miller and Chris Whittaker; great-nephew, David Whittaker; and pet dogs, Lucky, Zoey and Chief.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Interment with full Military Honors at Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday evening at our chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.