Hoyle Jay Whitley
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KANNAPOLIS - Hoyle Jay Whitley, 87, of Kannapolis died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at his residence following a period of declining health.
He was born May 12, 1925, in Rowan County, son of the late John Leroy and Lottie Mae McDaniel Whitley. He was an active member of North Kannapolis United Methodist Church as long as his health permitted. He had served in various church positions and was a member of MYF and Autumn Friends Senior Citizen's Group.
Hoyle had been employed with Jewel Tea Company for 22 years and later was employed with W.A. Brown for seven years until his retirement.
He and his wife both enjoyed salt water and fresh water fishing, and he also enjoyed woodworking.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gladie M. Whitley Roseman.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Frances Goodman Whitley of the Home; one son, John Eric Whitley and wife Kim of Kannapolis; grandson John Matthew Whitley and wife Kristina of Concord; and two great-granddaughters, Ava and Emarie.
Service: Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel conducted by Rev. Kristy Burnette. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. At other times, they will be at the residence.
Memorials: May be made to North Kannapolis United Methodist Church, 1307 N. Main St., Kannapolis, NC 28081; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Whitley. Online condolences may be made at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 27, 2012