Ernest Lee Whaley, 74, of Speedwell, died March 22.
He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from General Motors after 32 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Bertha Woliver Whaley; sister, Veata.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue Edwards Whaley; daughters and sons-in-law, Regina Mae and Jeffery Smith, Tina Jane and James Stevenson, Rhonda Lynn and Allen Tompkins; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin Ernest and Nicole Whaley; grandchildren, Andrew and Autumn Gleesing, Jennifer and James Dickerson, Jessica and Eric Milashus, Samantha Tompkins, Brittany and Michael Parker, Sienna and Corbin Whaley and step grandson, James Stevenson Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jacob Dickerson, Rookland and Rhory Gleesing; brothers, Robert, Eugene, Floyd, Harrison, Edward, Bruce, Barney and Roy Whaley; sister, Margaret Hensley; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were March 24 at Cross-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Derrick Edwards officiating.
Interment was at Powell Valley Cemetery.
Cross-Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Cross Smith Funeral Home
300 East Central Avenue
La Follette, TN 37766
Published in LaFollette Press from Mar. 27 to Apr. 3, 2014