Laura Leanne Buckner Whitaker, age 53, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away March 10, 2019.
She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended Ooltewah High School. Received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After college she obtained her CPA certification. Loving wife, mother and friend to many, as well as a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She attended Franklin First
United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by grandparents, Clay Sr. and Mondilee Buckner, and Homer and Leona Bridges. Survived by her husband, Chase Whitaker; son, Christian Taylor (Stephanie) Whitaker; daughter, Sydney Brooke Whitaker; parents, Clay Herbert, Jr. and Yvonne Bridges Buckner; sister, Christie Buckner Reed; father in law and mother in law, George Tillman and Betty Leming Whitaker; brother in law, Shea Whitaker; sister in law, Cara (Chuck) Bobinger.
Visitation will be 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Franklin First United Methodist Church. A Memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the church, the Rev. Sarah Carty officiating. Memorials may be made to Christian Student Fellowship, 2001 Lake Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916 or Franklin First United Methodist Church Foundation Fund, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069.
WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289