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Obituary: Howard Whitley, 81, Campbellsville, KY

He was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, a retired farmer, a former employee of Fruit of the Loom, and was administrator of Green River State Resort Park. He was a Taylor Co., KY Magistrate for eight years

Howard Whitley of Campbellsville, KY, died at 2:10pmET, Friday, April 2, 2010 in Campbellsville, KY at the age of 81 years, 11 months, and 6 days.

Funeral services will be at 1pmET/noon CT, Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY by Bro. Robert Boston. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5pmET/4pmCT, Sunday, April 4, 2010, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Rev. Dana Lockhart, Clint Scott, Donnie Whitley, Gary Dean Whitley, John Whitley, Marcus Whitley, Roger Whitley, Terry Whitley, and John Wilcher.

Honorary pallbearers: Jimmy Callahan, Melissa Johnson, Rebecca Lockhart, Ginny Scott, Summer Scott, Tyler Scott, Sharalyn Whitley, Zach Whitley, Megan Wilcher.

Howard Whitley, Taylor Co., KY (1928-2010)

Howard Whitley of Campbellsville, son of the late Wesley Whitley and Mae Fergerson Whitley, was born in Akron, Ohio, on Friday, April 27, 1928. He died at 2:10pmET, Friday, April 2, 2010 in Campbellsville, KY at the age of 81 years, 11 months, and 6 days.

He professed faith in Christ and attended St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

He was a retired farmer and a former employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and was a former administrator of Green River State Resort Park. He was also a Taylor County Court Magistrate for eight years.

He united in marriage to Korine Boston January 21, 1949.

Besides his wife, Korine Whitley of Campbellsville, KY he is survived by the following:
  • Three sons and spouses: Rev. Charles "Lanny" and Diane Whitley and Greg and Gayle Whitley of Campbellsville, KY and Todd Whitley of McComb, MS

  • Seven grandchildren: Sharalyn Whitley, Rebecca and Rev. Dana Lockhart, Melissa Johnson, Ginny and Clint Scott, Megan and John Wilcher, John Whitley and special friend, Kayla Burton, and Zach Whitley

  • Two great-grandchildren: Tyler Scott and Summer Scott

  • An expected great-granddaughter

  • Two brothers and one sister: Dean and Norma Jean Whitley of Indianapolis, Donald and Gwen Whitley of Elizabethtown, KY; and Charlotte and Odell Callahan of Campbellsville

  • Three sisters-in-law: Elsie Rae Whitley and Lorene Whitley of Campbellsville, KY; and Barbara Whitley of Louisville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Shay Whitley, May 29, 1961 and three brothers: Lewis Whitley, Joe Whitley, and Rev. Jerry Whitley.

Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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