Vernon Clyde Whitley, Jr., 66, of New London, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 in his home. His funeral service will be 2 PM Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at Prospect Baptist Church with Pastor Stoney Benfield and Pastor Donald Ray Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church from Noon until 1:30 prior to the service.
Born August 21, 1953 in San Diego, CA, he was the son of Margie Everhart Whitley of Albemarle and the late Vernon Clyde Whitley Sr. He was a retired First Sergeant with the NC State Highway Patrol. An active member of Prospect Baptist Church, Mr. Whitley loved serving in the church and playing in the Prospect Baptist Church Praise Band. He enjoyed playing mandolin and guitar, working on vehicles and coaching childrens’ sports teams. He was a family man and loved his wife and children dearly.
Mr. Whitley is survived by his wife of 27 years, Donna Nichols Whitley, daughters Magan Greene of Albemarle, Amanda Whitley of Oakboro, Nikki Whitley of New London, and son Alex C. Whitley of New London, sisters Carolyn McCann (Jim) of Portland, Oregon and Sharon Cox (Sherman) of Troy, and 5 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Prospect Baptist Church Golden Rule Ministry, 500 Prospect Church Rd., Albemarle, NC 28001.