James P. Whitley

Published 8:41 pm Saturday, October 24, 2015

SUFFOLK — On Oct. 23, 2015, James Paul ‘Jimmy” Whitley was promoted into glory at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Colerain, North Carolina, on Aug. 14, 1950, to the late Paul Bennett and Ruth Hughes Whitley, and was also predeceased by his soulmate, Blanche Levinson Whitley.

Jimmy P. Whitley

Jimmy P. Whitley

He was employed by V-DOT for 35 years, was a member of Community Hunt Club and loved spending time in the Outer Banks.

Left to cherish his memory are two sisters, Theresa Griffin and Jean Everett; loving father of three daughters, Cindy Weeden (Jon), Adrian Lee (Allen) and Donna Turner (Perry). He was affectionately known as “Pop-Pop” to eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Rock Church of Franklin with Pastor Danny Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, and suggests memorial donations be made to Rock Church of Franklin.