Adrian Skyler Whiteaker, 37, a native of McMinnville, passed from this life on Monday, Sept. 20, at Interstate 840 W Bound Mile Marker 267.
Skyler was born Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1983 in McMinnville, the son of Johnny Whiteaker and Gail Bond Whiteaker. He was the husband of Stephanie Woodlee Whiteaker. He was employed by GI Junk Removal in McMinnville. He attended Planview Baptist Church in Woodbury and Skyler loved life, hiking, gardening, fishing and loved his family.
Skyler was a Veteran of Iraq War served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2, highly decorated veteran. He served because he loved his country and served it proudly.
Skyler is survived by his wife, Stephanie Woodlee Whiteaker, children, Nolan Whiteaker, Braydon Whiteaker, Layla Whiteaker, all of McMinnville, three stepchildren, Alexis Oliver, Eli Woodlee, Samara Emberton, all of McMinnville, parents Johnny and Gail Bond Whiteaker of McMinnville, two brothers Shayne and wife Jamie of McMinnville, Matthew Whiteaker of McMinnville, one sister Shannon Ours and husband Jason, five uncles, Rick Bond of Woodbury and Jeff Bond of McMinnville, Chad Bond of Lebanon, Butch Whiteaker of Georiga, Rick Whiteaker of Flordia, four aunts Jackie Holt of McMinnville, Glenda Stewart of McMinnville, Ann Oliver of Symrna, Tammy Shockley of Spencer, grandmother, Debra Bond of Nashville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Glenn Bond and Betty Munz and his paternal grandparents, Willie Whiteaker and George Whiteaker.
There will be a celebration of Skyler’s life at Pepper Branch Park in McMinnville on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. with Jonathan Womack officiating. Everyone is welcome to come to the celebration and share their stories and memories of Skyler’s life. Online condolences may be made at gardensofmemoryfuneralhome.com.
Gardens of Memory is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 24, 2022