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Thomas Whitaker

May 24, 2023

Thomas Lee Whitaker, 55, of Madison Heights, passed away on May 24, 2023. He was born on April 3, 1968, to Norma Harris and the late James T. (J.T.) Harris. Tommy, as he was affectionately known as, loved fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming. You could often catch him and his best friend Mike on the riverbank doing what they enjoyed best. He enjoyed days off with his wife, the morning breakfast she made, their shopping trips, and dinner together. They both enjoyed talking, laughing, and picking at each other. Tommy loved his daughter and his two grandkids, they enjoyed many trips together, going to events, amusement park rides, Christmas shows, camping, and all the kids sporting events through the years.

In addition to his loving wife of 30 years, Robin Goin, he is survived by a daughter; Christy Goin Unroe (Eddie), two grandchildren; Kaden and Keirstin, mother; Norma Harris, grandmother; Frances Wood, sister; Francis Perry “Sissy” (Charles Sr.), brother; William (Billy) Whitaker (Donna), his best friend for over 2 decades, Mike Snead, father and mother-in-law; George H. Goin Sr. (Emma), sister in law; Rhonda Goin, brother in law; George Goin Jr (Wanda), nephews; Charles Perry Jr., Hunter Perry (Lucia), and Sam Perry.

Tommy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Tommy and Robin shared many years together, their love was unbreakable, and it showed in their love and care for animals who needed a place to live and thrive. Dogs, cats, birds, you name it, they all found a home with the Whitaker’s. Though our hearts are hurting we take great comfort in knowing we will see him one day. We will forever love you.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Madison Heights with a funeral service to follow at 12 a.m. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Madison Heights is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

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Robin mom and me are holding you up in our prayers.we loved Tommy so much and he was a gem in our lives and so blessed for our time he was in our lives.we love you

Posted by Susan and granny on May 30, 2023

My sincerest condolences to your family. I worked with Tommy at Azdel and will miss him greatly. He was a very special guy.

Posted by Teresa Pulliam on May 30, 2023

We are so sorry about the loss of Tommy. He was a good man and will be missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Ronnie and Robin on May 30, 2023

I am going to miss Tommy he was a awesome guy and good friend. So sorry for your losd...

Posted by Stephanie Lynette Paige on May 29, 2023

I'm so sorry Robin,if there is anything u need or I can do for u please let me no ,again my heart breaks for u I love u ,God bless

Posted by Anonymous on May 28, 2023

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