Posted: Mon 10:16 AM, Oct 14, 2013
Funeral Home: Young Funeral Home, Russellville chapel
Mr. Carey Neil Whitley, 88, of Russellville, went to be with his heavenly Father on Oct. 10, 2013, at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green.
He was born in Portland, Tenn., on June 12, 1925, to Leroy Bethel Whitley Sr. and Lydia Conway Thacker Whitley. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Ralph, Charles, Leroy, John, Richard and James; five sisters, Amy Elizabeth Whitley, Cora Duffer, Marianna Greene, Wilma Graves and Dorothy Deaux; and a great-grandson, Benjamin Lee Harris.
He is survived by his loving wife for 64 years, Jean Whitley; a daughter, Barbara Dorris and her husband, Mike, of Russellville; three sons, Kenneth Neil Whitley and his wife, Janie, of Bowling Green, Randy Whitley and his wife, Annette, of Russellville, and Paul Whitley of Florence, S.C.; three grandsons, Ben Harris and his wife, Venita, of Russellville, Daniel Neil Whitley of Bowling Green and Noah Whitley of Russellville; a granddaughter, RaeAnn Whitley of Russellville; two stepgranddaughters, Ashlee Setzer and her husband, Billy, of Pensacola, Fla., and Victory Sayne and her husband, Vince, of Russellville; two stepgreat-grandsons, Stevie Brown and his wife, Crystal, and Eli Sayne; and a stepgreat-great-granddaughter, Vallery Brown.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Russellville, where he served as a deacon. He was employed at Whitley’s Pharmacy and was retired from Logan County Hospital as a lab technician and later retired from Houchens Industries.
He proudly served his country in the Pacific campaign of World War II, having volunteered for the Army.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Russellville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Second Baptist Church in Russellville, with Bro. Steve Smith and Bro. Ron Wells officiating, with burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Russellville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Second Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the Gideon’s International Memorial Bible, Second Baptist Church building fund or Hospice of Southern Kentucky.