Mr. Thomas P. “Tom” Whitaker, age 44, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on February 20, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Whitaker. Surviving are: Wife of 18 Years: Tammy Whitaker, Sugar Hill, GA; Daughters: Rachel Whitaker, Sugar Hill, GA, Emily Whitaker, Sugar Hill, GA; Son: Joe Whitaker, Sugar Hill, GA; Mother: Ann Whitaker, Union, OH; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Mari and Grady Hayes, Yellow Springs, OH, Diane and Todd Tryon, Chattanooga, TN; Brothers and Sisters-in-Law: Dick and Lori Whitaker, Virginia Beach, VA, Charlie Whitaker, Chattanooga, TN, Tim and Missy Whitaker, Chattanooga, TN; Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Whitaker was born in Dayton, Ohio. He was employed with Mechanical Equipment Company in Lawrenceville, GA. He was a 1980 graduate of Northmont High School, Eaglewood, Ohio and attended St. Claire Community College. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Flowery Branch, GA. He was very involved in his children's sports. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA with Father Fred Wendel serving as Celebrant. Interment in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the American Lung Association in memory of Tom Whitaker. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133,