William L. Whaley, Jr.
July 12, 1933 - August 16, 2013
Loved and cherished his family deeply.
William L. Whaley, Jr., 80, passed away Friday (Aug. 16, 2013) at home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by family.
Mr. Whaley was born on July 12, 1933 in Jewell Ridge, Va. to William L. and Cloah (Jewell) Whaley, Sr. He was a 1951 graduate of Richlands High School in Richlands, Va.. On Jan. 26, 1967, in Lockport, he married Linda L. Stanley, who survives.
William was a construction worker for many years. He retired from Harrington Industries in Aiken, S.C., where he worked in a manufacturing operation.
In addition to his wife of 46 years, Bill is survived by three sons, Albert (Phyllis) Whaley of North Tonawanda, James (Renee) Whaley of Aiken, S.C., and Bill Whaley of Ward; two daughters, Mary (David) Stone of Aiken, S.C. and Janie (Donald) Ward of North Hornell; one brother, Richard (Kat) Colley of Franklinville; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; several aunts; one uncle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a sister, Bobbie Ruth White.
Bill was an avid racing fan and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. His greatest joys came through his family which was a great source of pride for him. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and loved and cherished his family deeply.
There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at noon at the Riverside Assembly of God Church in Wellsville with Rev. John Francisco, officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville.
Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Riverside Assembly of God Church, 3218 Riverside Drive, Wellsville, NY 14895.