OBITUARY

Ronald John Whelpley

November 23, 1931April 28, 2021
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Ronald John Whelpley Sr., 89, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Bloomfield, New Jersey passed away on April 28, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jean (Bunny) Whelpley; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Whelpley, Sr.; and his sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Whelpley. He is survived by his brothers, Edwin Whelpley Jr. (Joan) and Patrick Whelpley (Luz); his children, Ronald John Whelpley Jr. (Kristina), Judy Whelpley Nichols (Bruce), Gail Mary Whelpley, James Gilbert Whelpley (Beth), and Lynn Whelpley Rollins (Danny). He was a loving and devoted Paw Paw to his 13 grandchildren, Mary Catherine Nichols, Collin Ann Nichols, Taylor Elizabeth Godsey (Austin), Hannah Leigh Nichols, Payton Ann Whelpley, Turner Derrol Luker, Mary Denman Luker, Rachel Maria Whelpley, Madelynn Grace Lewis, Claire Barrett Lewis, Sullivan John Lewis, Ronald John Whelpley III, and Mary Danielle Rollins; and his great-grandchildren, Lydia Ann Godsey and Sutton Miles Godsey. He is also survived by many other loving relatives, friends, and caregivers. Visitation will be held on May 1, 2021, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, at Valhalla Funeral Home, 698 Winchester Rd. NE, Huntsville, AL 35811. A graveside service with Military Honors will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to: Christy Care Senior Day Care ℅ Ronald Whelpley 7262 Governors West, Suite 111 Huntsville, AL 35806.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Joseph Sibilia

May 2, 2021

Uncle Ronald was a such a kind and funny man, and a loving brother to my grandfather Ed and uncle to my mother Rose. I was so happy to get to know him during the two summers I was able to spend with Judy and Bruce and their family. My condolences to the entire Whelpley family. - Joe Sibilia

Denise Tackett

May 1, 2021

So sorry for everyone's loss. Prayers, love and light sent.

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