OBITUARY

Dr. W. C. "Doc" Whitley

January 20, 1925March 30, 2014

Dr. W. C. “Doc” Whitley, 89, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at a local nursing facility. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Sue DeJournett and the Rev. Rodney Body officiating. The family will meet friends from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. They suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Georgia, 866 Mulberry Street, Macon 31201 or to the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon 31204.

Dr. Whitley was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Alexander Whitley and was the son of the late Jack and Leary Farmer Whitley. Born in Bowden, GA, he had lived in Macon most of his life and was an alumnus of Mercer University, University of Georgia and Florida State University earning his Doctorate Degree in Education. An educator for more than thirty years, Dr. Whitley served as Principal of Dudley Hughes High School and Southwest High School. He was a National Officer in the National Education Association and the National Beta Club. He also served on Macon City Council for a number of years. Dr. Whitley was a longtime member of Southside United Methodist Church, a member of Fort Valley Masonic Lodge No. 110 and a member of Macon Optimist Club.

Survivors include his son, Terry (Jan Berry) Whitley; his daughters, Nina W. Talon and Heather M. (Chris Barrere) Sumowski; his grandchildren, M. Adrian (Holly L.) Patton, Amara E. Sumowski, and Elan A. Barrere; his great granddaughters, A. Kendall Patton and Morgan Little; his brother, Dexton R. Whitley.

Visit www.snowsmemorial.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 3, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Dr. W. C. "Doc" Whitley

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RONNIE TINSLEY

April 9, 2014

TO THE FAMILY OF DR. WHITLEY. I HAVE NOT SEEN DOC SINCE LEAVEING MACON,GA IN 1978.I WAS A GRADUATE OF 1975 OF SOUTHWEST.I ALWAYS ADMIRED DR. WHITLEY ,HE WAS A VERY GOOD AND NICE PRINCIPAL BACK THEN. SO SORRY OF YOUR LOST.I WILL KEEP YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS IN THE DAYS TO COME. TIME WILL HEAL YOU PAIN I KNOW.

RONNIE J. TINSLEY SR.
MILLEDGEVILLE,GA

Chris Arnold

April 3, 2014

God Speed WC you will be missed by many and remember by more: God Bless you for you have completed your Journey here on Earth and continue on into the Heavens: Keeping your family in our prayers so that when they feel a weakness the Jesus will be there to pick them up. One day we all will meet again

libby w.young

April 3, 2014

A great man that will always be remembered for his friendliness and caring of others. A great principal at Dudley Hughes High.

VICKIE (HAMILTON) HORTON

April 2, 2014

Nina and family,
Dr. Whitley was the friendliest principal @ Southwest High School. Praying that you have peace during your time of sorrow. Your classmate

April 2, 2014

so sad to hear of your loss our prayers are with you fred and cathy whitaker

April 1, 2014

So sorry for your loss, keeping your family in our prayers.

April 1, 2014

Dr. Whitley made a lasting impression on many of the Southwest High School student body for a number of years, myself being one. He will forever be etched in my memories for the exceptional man he was. May he rest in peace!

John DeRubbo

April 1, 2014

Sumowski Family,
Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences in this time of grief. Take comfort in the life Dr. Whitley lead, and in the legacy he left behind. Know that if I can offer assistance in any way, you have my support.

Margo Murdock

April 1, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. You have my love, empathy and sympathy

FROM THE FAMILY