Thedford J. Whitley, age 93 of Odenville, AL passed away Sunday August 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents James Rufus Whitley and Ella O. Whitley; brothers, Glen , Clyde, Hugo, John, Bill and Sanford Whitley and sister, Bonnie Burroughs. He is survived by his brother Hoyt Whitley and sister Loyal Hamil. He was a special uncle to a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Whitley was a WWII. Army Veteran and attended Auburn University where he received his chemical engineering degree. He later retired from US Steel Corp. The family would like to extend their thanks to Optum Hospice and East Glen Nursing home staff. Funeral service was Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Ridout's Trussville Chapel, and interment was in Forest Crest Cemetery.
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Published in St. Clair Times on Aug. 27, 2014