William H. "Shammy" Whalen
THAYER, IL – William H. "Shammy" Whalen, 77, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill.
Shammy was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Thayer, Ill., a son of William and Madeline (Heinish) Whalen. He married Sherry L. Short April 13, 1968, in Virden, Ill. He was a U.S. veteran and retired after 30 years working out of Laborers Union Local # 477, Springfield, Ill. After retirement he owned and operated Daltyn Trucking for many years.
Surviving Shammy are his sons, Scott (fiancé, Stacie McDuffee) Whalen of Thayer, Shawn (Monica) Whalen, Virden, Ill., and Shane (companion, Stephanie Seabolt) Whalen of Thayer; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Shammy in death were his parents, wife, Sherry L. Whalen, infant daughter, Shannon Whalen, and sisters, Wilma Evers and Beatrice Grigsby.
Celebration of Life Gathering will be 4-8 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, Ill. Graveside services of ashes will be at 9 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014, at Virden Cemetery, Virden, Ill., Pastor Sue Sawers officiating. Please leave condolences for the family at calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com.