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Daniel "Dan" Clayton Whitteaker

Sunday, March 19, 2023
Daniel "Dan" Clayton Whitteaker

Daniel “Dan” Clayton Whitteaker, age 61, passed away at his home in Monterey, Tennessee, after a short bout with cancer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 17, 1962, and died on March 12, 2023. He spent most of his life in Texas. He was a star 6 ft. 8 in. basketball player at Ennis High School and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, on a basketball scholarship. After graduating with a marketing and business degree, he opened an insurance business and consulting agency.

After a few years of business in Ennis, his insurance company transferred him to California. He subsequently concentrated on marketing and business consulting. During his career, he represented large accounting and legal firms and many small businesses. He was a speaker at many real estate and mortgage lending institutions where he trained hundreds of people in sales and marketing.

As a hobby, he loved cooking and barbecuing. At one time, Dan belonged to a barbecue team that competed in nationwide barbecuing competitions. Dan, from a very early age, was very friendly and a natural born comedian. His many stories and jokes kept his family and friends entertained. He never met a stranger. He became friends with everyone he met in stores, airplanes, or wherever; and invited many over to his house for a barbecue. He was known to his friends as The WHITT or BIG Dan.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Marie; son, Nicholas; mother and father, Donald and Dorothy Whitteaker; sister, Denise Whitteaker; two nephews, Jake and Nathan Price; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David Whitteaker; sister, Dolores Price; and both sets of grandparents, Virgle and Zora Whitteaker and Floyd and Irene Pope.

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Monterey Free Will Baptist Church, 311 South Elm Street, Monterey, TN 38574.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:00 am at The Chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Barnett will officiate with interment to follow at the Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Goff Funeral Home on Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

A Guest Register May Be Signed at www.gofffuneralhome. com D.M. Goff Funeral Home, Inc., Monterey, Tennessee, In Charge Of Arrangements, 931.839.2311