Chaloner "Chal" Whitaker
1938 — 2022
Chaloner Otis "Chal" Whitaker Jr. passed away at home in Waxahachie the evening of March 9, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Already an uncle at the time of his birth, Chal was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on May 28, 1938 the ninth and last child of Chaloner and Minnie Langenbach Whitaker. After graduating in 1956 from Pittsfield High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, doing his basic training at Paris Island, SC and then serving overseas in Japan, Okinawa, and the Philippines. After returning home to Pittsfield and marrying Vicary Mitchell on July 24, 1959, they began their family. After 7 years the family began their peripatetic life moving to Lexington, KY;...