Ernest Leroy Whittaker age 71 years, of Ely, Nevada passed away August 25, 2014 in Ely.  He was born June 6, 1943 in Rawlins, Wyoming to Edward and Maimee Whittaker.

Ernest served in the US Marine Corp Reserve.  He moved to Ely in 1970, working in mining and construction.  Ernest liked gardening and loved to share the fresh produce with his friends and family.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Ernest is survived by his three children Tony (Mellissa) Whittaker of Ely, Andrew Whittaker (Nikki Gonzalez) of Las Vegas, NV and Amy (Jose) Noriega of Ely; his Sweetheart Wilda McBride of Ely; eight grandchildren Andy (Michelle), Michael, Matthew, Kathlyn, Levi, Riley, Nicole and Nicholas; two great grandchildren Dagen and Aspen; three brothers Tom, Frank, and Loren; one sister Sharon and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Mountain Vista Chapel. Burial will be in the Ely City Cemetery.  Following the burial there will be a Luncheon.