92 year old Robert Lee Whiteaker of Sparta died Tuesday at NHC of Sparta. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home and burial will be in the Lower Cherry Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Frances Pearl Copeland Whiteaker. Sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Sherry Whiteaker of Walling, Jimmy Whiteaker and Ronnie Joe Whiteaker both of Sparta, and Michael David and Judy Whiteaker of Cookeville. Grandchildren, Leslee and James Bumbalough and Nathan Whiteaker both of Walling,and Alexis Moore and Chelsea Moore both of Sparta. One great grandson, Jake Bumbalough of Walling. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.