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Willis Carl Whaley

Sevierville, TN

Willis Carl Whaley, age 82 of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018. Willis had a great love for fishing, hunting and camping. In later years he looked forward to his Rook games with friends Charlie Ownby, Dobber Whaley, Paul Crain and son Phil, as well as his weekly visits with Delmar Shular. He is preceded in death by his father Carl W. Whaley; mother Grace Ownby Whaley; brother Ronald Joe Whaley; and special aunts Myrtle Fox and Zelma Ownby. Willis is survived by his wife Jean S. Whaley; sons Phillip Dean Whaley and fiancee Carrie Sullivan, Larry J. Costner and wife Sherry Costner; daughter Claudia Kay Costner Crain and husband Paul O. Crain; granddaughters Kimberly Costner, Jessie Costner, Alison Bryson and husband Jake Bryson; sister Nancy Loveday and husband Garry; many cousins; and special friends Jimmy Lee and Edith McMahan. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to his many caregivers including Clara Mullinax and Dorothy Bentley and to Glenda LaFollette for her unselfish commitment for over 30 years. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Thursday with funeral service to follow at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hyder officiating. A eulogy will be given by Charlie Ownby. Family and friends will meet 11 AM Friday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens for graveside service and interment. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #104. Online condolences may be left at
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Dec. 4, 2018
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