Lynn Martin WhitakerMay 14, 1961~Jan. 10, 2012Lynn Martin Whitaker, 50, of West Valley City, Utah passed away after his battle with melanoma cancer. Lynn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to V R. and JoAnn Martin Whitaker.Lynn served in the Army from 1979 1991 as a Military Policeman. He served in Alaska, Italy and Belgium. While in the military he married Michelle Suzette Anderson and later divorced. After retiring from the military, Lynn moved to Grant, Alabama and worked as a police officer. From there he moved back home to West Valley City to work for the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Department at the county jail. He was a graduate of Eagle Gate College.Lynn is survived by his parents; five children, Christopher, Elyse, Melissa, Kory and London; five siblings, Robert (Kristie), John (Susan), Chris (Kathy), Vee Ann (Marty) Ely, Greg (Tina) and many extended family.A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday, January 13th, 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 So. Redwood Road, followed by graveside services. Online condolences may be made at www.memorialutah.com.