The deceased inmate was identified as William Danny Whitaker, 56, who was out of jail on a pass the night of his death on Saturday, Oct. 26, according to Sheriff Charles Rinehart.
“Mr. Whitaker was found dead at his mother’s home and we are investigating his death,” Sheriff Rinehart said. “An autopsy is being performed about the cause of death."
He was a truck driver for East West Trucking Company. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home.