Mr. Whitaker, a CPA, is the retired Vice President of Business at Milligan College, having served the college over 21 years. In addition, while in Kentucky he worked in a private and public accounting work while also serving as campus minister of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Christian Student Fellowship, Richmond, KY for 20 years.
Mrs. Whitaker is a retired school teacher from Johnson City's Henry Johnson and Woodland Elementary schools having taugh a total of 34 years during her career in Kentucky and Tennessee.
The couple have two children, JoDee, daughter (Kit Dotson) and Jonathan, son. They also have two grandchildren, Taylor Dotson and Abby Dotson, all residents of Johnson City.
The couple recently took an anniversary trip to Maui, Hawaii.