John P. Whitley, Sr.

October 14, 1955 ~ November 3, 2022 (age 67)


Mr. John P. Whitley, Sr., age 67, of Brunswick passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2022. He was born on October 14, 1955 to Dick and Dorothy Whitley. Mr. Whitley grew up in Brunswick, Georgia. He was the son of a pastor and his Christian faith was very important to him. Mr. Whitley spent time daily reading his bible and enjoyed Christian music. He loved outdoor activities as a child, he and his twin brother would cut grass to earn pocket money, they built a tree house and loved going to Dairy Queen. He graduated from Towers High School in Decatur in 1973, from there he went on to Tennessee Temple University, where graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in American History. After graduation while teaching he also coached the soccer team. Mr. Whitley cherished his time with his family above all else, he loved them and making them smile with his humor and classic dad jokes. They spent many vacations on the beach, he loved the water and the sunshine, one of his favorite activities being sun bathing. Along with his family, Mr. Whitley cherished his dog ChiChi. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and University of Georgia Football. Mr. Whitley has been preceded in death by his parents Dick and Dorothy Whitley, as well as his Uncle Ken.

Mr. Whitley is survived by his wife Alex Whitley and his son John P. Whitley, Jr. (JP), his twin brother James and Karen Whitley and his sister Joy Lyon, his nephew Tyler Whitley, his best friends Robert Dobler and Mark Estes, along with a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Whitley will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home with Pastor Warren Green officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Sunday prior to the service. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements.

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November 6, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home
2157 East Street, SE
Covington, Georgia 30014

Funeral Service
November 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Chapel of J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home
2157 East Street, SE
Covington, GA 30014

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