Mr. Wilson Gayle Whitaker, age 79, of Somerset, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born in Burdine Valley, of Pulaski County, Kentucky on September 20, 1037, son of the late Denton and Mary Waddle Whitaker.  Gayle as he was called by most who knew him was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for Operating Engineers.  He was a member of Pleasant Run Baptist Church.

Gayle was married to Lillian Delores Mize Whitaker and she survives.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; Judith Whitaker and a brother.

Besides his wife; Lillian he is survived by his sons; Gregory Paul and Derrick Scott Whitaker of Somerset., a grandson; Travis and (Jessica) Whitaker and a great granddaughter; Aeryn Adelle. Along with a brother; Denver Whitaker and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family and friends will gather for visitation on Friday, May, 5, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. the funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Short Creek Cemetery at Pleasant Run Baptist Church.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Wilson Gayle Whitaker.