Johnathan McGregor Whitaker, 38, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday May 4, 2022 in Myrtle Beach. He was born on July 28, 1983 in Lexington, South Carolina.
Johnathan went on to earn his bachelor's of science degree in biology from the University of South Carolina. He then proudly served our country in the United States Army as a skilled medic. During his active duty, he traveled around the world jumping out of airplanes. He was stationed in Alaska, Hawaii, and Ft. Jackson and served a tour in Afghanistan. Following his honorable discharge and in his free time, Johnathan relished time spent with family and making memories with friends. Above all else, Johnathan loved his family with his whole heart. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered for his quick wit, bright smile and infectious laughter.
Left to cherish Johnathan’s memory are his wife, Tosha J. Whitaker, daughter, Kennedy Whitaker; sons, Grayson Whitaker & Jordan Whitaker of Lugoff; mother, Ellen McLaurin DuRant and her husband, N. David DuRant, Sr. of Murrells Inlet; sister, Lexi Smith of Murrells Inlet; mother and father in-law, Kathy Brown & Joseph Kramer; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and a large, loving, extended family and many supportive friends and neighbors.
Johnathan is reunited in passing with his maternal grandparents, John & Dot McLaurin and paternal grandparents, Dr. George & Louise Whitaker.
A Celebration of Johnathan’s life will be held on Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 2:00PM at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. The family will gather to greet friends from 1:00PM, until the time of service.
At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Donations in Johnathan’s name may be made to the Go Fund Me set up in honor of Johnathan, https://gofund.me/ff241273 or to the charity of one’s choice.
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Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services, (843-651-1440) is honored to assist the family.
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