David Lee Whitley

Born: Fri., Sep. 14, 1945
Died: Sun., Jul. 28, 2019


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 31, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Wed., Jul. 31, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mr. David Lee Whitley, age 73, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday afternoon (7/28/19) at his residence following an extended illness.

Born September 14, 1945 in Pierce County, he was a son of the late Leo Whitley and Lorene Dixon Whitley Yawn.  He lived a few years in Macon, Georgia before moving back to Blackshear in 1966. He was retired from the Pierce County Board of Education Maintenance Department and was a master locksmith.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear and attended the Men In Action (MIA) Sunday School Class. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Whitley; father-in-law, Tommy D. Clark; a sister-in-law, Kathy Bennett; 4 brothers-in-law, Lavelle Bennett, Woody Wooddell, Robert Donald Clark, and Bryan Keith Clark.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Melba Clark Whitley of Blackshear; his son, Donald Whitley (wife Lisa) of Blackshear; his mother-in-law, Abbie Clark of Waycross; 2 sisters-in-law, Jane Wooddell and Gail King, both of Waycross; a brother-in-law, Tommy D. Clark (wife Debbie) of Waycross; 2 special “Godchildren”, Shane Roundtree and Amris Bedford; several nieces and nephews, and many friends and other relatives.

A memorial service will take place Wednesday afternoon (7/31/19) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

The family request that the First Baptist Church Men In Action (MIA) Sunday School Class serve as honorary pallbearers. Please be at the funeral home by 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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Amy Hitt
   Posted Mon July 29, 2019
Your family is in my prayers! I am so happy that I saw Mr Favjd just a few months ago and got me a big ole hug! He was so precious and I was grateful to get to know him. I know he is celebrating with the Lord!

Robert and Linda Osban
   Posted Mon July 29, 2019
We worked with David in Disaster Relief projects at FBC. We know what a good man he was. He worked hard and enjoyed helping others and he was quiet about his service. We will remember the family in our prayers.

Tiffany Sims
   Posted Mon July 29, 2019
So sorry for your loss Praying for everyone.

Gene and Joy Dixon
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
God comforts all who grieve. I hope that you will lean on your faith, family and friends as you begin this mourning period. Please know that we share in your sorrow and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Colby Sullivan
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
Prayers and sympathy, Robert & Marlene Sullivan.

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