Steve Whaley, 71, of the North Cove Community, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
Born in Maryland to the late Claude Whaley and Frankie Talley Whaley, he was born on November 15, 1948.
Steve was a physical education teacher in Florida for many years. He loved woodworking and being in the outdoors. Having moved to Marion five years ago, Steve was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Gilbert.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Debby Brooks Whaley; three children, Rebecca Gilbert, Jennifer Carey (Chalmers), and Christopher Whaley (Jenny); six grandchildren, Hunter, Hudson, and Harlowe Gilbert, and Tyler, Chalmers, and Stephen Brooks Carey; and one brother, Charles “Chuck” Whaley.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church at 3:00 o'clock p.m. with Reverend Gary Greene officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
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