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WHITLEY, JR, William "Bill" Obit

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WHITLEY, JR, William "Bill" Obit

Posted: 19 Nov 2007 9:28AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: WHITLEY, FIELDS, KEEGAN, TRIPLETT
SOURCE: The Miami Herald, October 27, 2007 (FLORIDA)

NOTE: No connection to this family. Information found and provided for those researching this surname.

WHITLEY, Jr., William "Bill" passed away in his home in Vero Beach, Florida, on the morning of October 24, 2007, surrounded by his family.

William was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on October 26, 1924. He served in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific on the USS Enterprise CV-6 as a turrett gunner in the Buzzard Brigade. After the war using the GI Bill, he attended North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina and graduated in 1949 with a degree in Engineering. He moved to South Florida in 1952. In the 1970's, he designed and business to Ft. Pierce.

Bill was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing in Florida, Alaska, Colorado, and Venezuela.

He is survived by his wife Jeanette of Vero Beach; his son Bill Whitley III and wife Karen; his 3 daughters, Diane Fields and husband Jim, Shari Keegan and husband Bob, and Terri Triplett and husband Don; 12 grandcildren; and 13 great-granchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th St. Suite 100, Vero Beach, FL 32960, in memory of Williamk Paul Whitley, Jr.

Family visitation will be held on Friday, October 26, 2007, friends may call from 6:00-8:00 pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 602 N. US Highway #1, Fort Pierce, FL. A memorial service will follow on Saturday, October 27, at 10:00 am. A military burial will be held immediately after the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, FL.

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