Mr. Orlando Whittaker, in his 55th year, transitioned from Earth to Everlasting on Saturday, September 8, 2018, in Tulsa.
Orlando Whittaker, lovingly known as ‘Sandy,’ was born on Monday, June 17, 1963, in Okmulgee as the third child of Enoch, Sr. and Beatrice (Brooks) Whittaker. As the middle child, he was always adventurous and a little bit of a fighter. His favorite toys were Tonka Trucks which were the only toys that could withstand his roughness. Within his teenage years, he found his love for sports, clothes and being around people, while also working with his older brother and father cleaning offices.
Orlando graduated from Okmulgee High School with the Class of 1981. He loved attending the class reunions always taking the opportunity to catch up with his classmates. After graduating he held jobs as a laborer in construction and warehouses.
He accepted Christ as an adult and continued his walk with Jesus with his attendance at Macedonia Baptist Church.
Orlando is remembered as having a big heart and always giving advice even when you did not want it. He loved a good party and being around his friends just sitting around and talking. He never met a stranger, as Orlando had something in common with everyone. He had such a great love for his nieces and nephews in that each one of them were given unique nicknames that only he was allowed to call them.
Orlando loved a good meal, as well as loyally watching the Super Bowl with his Uncle Kenneth and The Young and The Restless with his mom particularly without disturbance. He was very meticulous when it came to keeping a clean house.
God saw that he had endured enough pain and suffering and in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 8, 2018, on his big sister’s birthday, he quietly slipped away from his earthly home into the eternal arms of Jesus.
He leaves to cherish his memory until they meet again in Heaven, his parents, Enoch Sr and Beatrice; his brother Enoch Jr (Darla) of Broken Arrow; three sisters, Katherine Wilson of Carrollton, Texas, Dee Ann (Mark) Parham of Douglasville, Ga. and Joey Denise (Derry) Williamson of Tulsa; four nephews, Nathan Wilson Jr of Carrollton, Texas, Troy Parham (Amanda) of Douglasville, Ga., Trenton Parham of Douglasville, Ga., Darius Williamson of Tulsa; two nieces, Taylor Nicole Whittaker of Tulsa and Marquise Parham of Douglasville, Ga.; three great-nephews and one great-niece. He also leaves to cherish his memory his aunts and uncles who cherished him dearly, Elgie and Edna Brooks, Rosetta Moore, Jeff and Sandra Brooks, Esau and Gloria Marie Brooks, Esther and Kenneth Davis, Gloria Ann and Eric Bagby and a host of cousins and friends.
Service of memory for Mr. Whittaker will be on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the Macedonia Baptist Church of Okmulgee. Reverend Judson Fields will officiate. Burial will follow in the Northwest Cemetery in Okmulgee.
Visitation for Orlando, as he slumbers in peaceful repose at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., was held in Okmulgee on Thursday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at biglowfunerals.com.