A son, Ryder Ray Robert Whiteaker, was born at 10:35 a.m. on February 16, 2019, at The Richland Hospital to Molly and Jasper Whiteaker. He weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz. and was 21 inches long. He joins a brother, Remington, 6; and sisters, Lettie, 2 and Jada, 5. Grandparents are Rick and Jennifer Rutuer Ford of Sextonville, Lori Rutter Ford of Richland Center, Ted and Jen Whiteaker, and Rose Copus of Boaz. The father works at Alcam Creamery.