Lowell Columbus “Pete” Whitley, 95, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Thursday March 29, 2018 in his home. His funeral service will be 1 PM Tuesday April 3, 2018 at West Albemarle Baptist Church with Rev. Adam Hatley officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park with Military Honors conducted by the Stanly County DAV. The family will receive friends from 11 AM until 12: 30 PM in the Family Life Center at West Albemarle Baptist Church.
Pete was born November 8, 1922 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of the late Kelcie E. Whitley and Osie Cline Whitley. He retired as a carpenter. Mr. Whitley was a member of West Albemarle Baptist Church and a Veteran of the US Army serving during in WWII.
Mr. Whitley is preceded in death by his wife Mable Mann Whitley on November 21, 2000. He is survived by a son David E. Whitley (Ellen) of Albemarle, NC; two daughters Jo Ann Whitley Roberts (Ron) of Sisters, OR., and Sandy Whitley Phillips (Nick) of Elverson, PA.; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Pete was also preceded in death by a daughter Debbie Whitley (Larry) Riggsby; nine siblings; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Albemarle Baptist Church Building Fund, 336 Church St., Albemarle, NC 28001.