James Whitaker

Dr. James Q. Whitaker

Wednesday, September 16th, 1942 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Dr. James Q. Whitaker, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Dr. James Q. Whitaker

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Warner Robins, GA – Dr. James Quincy Whitaker, 77, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Macon, GA. The services celebrating his life will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory. The visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior and immediately following the services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Humane society of Houston County, 810 Carl Vinson Pkwy, Centerville, GA 31028 or to any other no kill facility.
Dr. Whitaker was born on September 16, 1942 in Santa Ana, CA to the late Herschel and Helene (Jacobs) Whitaker. He was a graduate of Whittier College in California where he graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1965. In 1969, he graduated from Marquette University School of Medicine with his Doctorate in Medicine. Dr. Whitaker held various positions over the years, most notably, Chief Medical Resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Staff Pathologist at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Medical Examiner for Houston County, GA for 44 years, as well as the owner/Director of Pathology Institute of Middle Georgia in Warner Robins, GA. He also received many awards and accolades for his work in Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology. Dr. Whitaker was a member of the Warner Robins Rotary Club. He was very active in trying to advance the national security of our country, the Czech Republic and Beyond. He was a loyal, big-hearted, kind and dear friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him for his generosity, patriotism, love of his friends, quirky and strong personality, right-hand political instincts and powerful beliefs.
Left to cherish his memory are his work family, close friends and his beloved fur babies.
Please visit to sign the online guestbook, view the video tribute and to leave a memorial tribute for the family. With honor, Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. James Q. Whitaker, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel and Crematory
    2932 Hwy. 41 N
    Fort Valley, GA 31030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 1:00pm
    Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel and Crematory
    2932 Hwy. 41 N
    Fort Valley, GA 31030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Mr. Stan Smith


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Dr. James Q. Whitaker here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Dr. James Q. Whitaker by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Danny Galpin

Posted at 09:14am
I have known Dr. Whitaker since about 1975. He never ceased to amaze me with his knowledge of anything you wanted to talk about. He could be difficult at times. But in all the years I have known him he never said an unkind word to me. As Coroner I tried to be present for every autopsy. Of about 3000 I watched he rarely did not find something to comment on. He would make every one a learning session. Law Enforcement loved him. He would explain everything in a way they could understand. In court he could not be rattled. Attornies never got the best of him. I think he enjoyed watching them get frustrated. To say the least, he was one of a kind. It was my pleasure to have known him and i will miss him greatly.

Karen Maurizi

Posted at 05:29pm
Jim had a generous soul and was a good friend. The world is a little emptier without him in it. Karen Maurizi

rosemary fluellen goolsby

Posted at 02:09pm
To the family, sorry for your loss, I worked for Dr. Whitaker back in the late 80's and we bumped heads a lot and the reason he told me why it happen is because we had the same Birthday, October 16th and we were too much alike. I enjoyed the time I worked for him and I know he enjoyed having me as an employee. I will miss him dearly, he was one of a kind. Keep the Faith and be strong.
Rosemary Simmons

Donna Glass

Posted at 12:25pm
I have many fond memories of Dr. Whitaker at the annual MAG House of Delegates. Although I have not seen him in years, I still think of him when I'm at the annual meeting and a resolution is introduced that just doesn't sit well with him as written. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends and know that he will be remembered always. Donna Glass

Teresa Epps

Posted at 08:14pm
RIP DOC! It was a great experience working for you at Middle Georgia Lab, PIMG, and HMC. Have gained many friends. You were a Brilliant man, I learned so much from you. My condolences. Teresa Epps

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Video Album

Share by: