Dale Wayne Whitley,68, of Rockingham passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 at his home. He was born October 7, 1953 in Richmond County, a son of William and Clementine Webb Whitley.
Mr. Whitley was graduate of Rohanen High School and attended Richmond Technical College. Wayne worked alongside his daddy for 44 years at Whitley Auto Sales. After he retired he became the pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy in Wadesboro.
Wayne married Jackie Brown right out of high school, Jackie was the love of his life. They just celebrated 50 years of marriage this past December. They commemorated this momentous occasion by traveling to their favorite places including Gatlinburg and the beach where they shared some of the best times of their love filled 50 years.
Wayne always put God first and then his family. The Whitley family spent most holidays all together and often vacationed together in the mountains and at the beach.
Wayne was his mamas heart and his sisters favorite jokester. He made sport of tricking his sister into doing his chores and enjoyed spending time playing golf with his daddy. Wayne later shared that love of golf with his children; Jamie and Brooke and they both love the game to this day. In later years he was blessed with three grandsons that he loved dearly. Watching all the children play ball was one of his favorite pastimes. He was the best papa, father, husband and man of God you could ask for.
Heaven needed a hero so he took ours.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in Rockingham with Pastor Steve Goodwin, Rev. Mike Habish and Ronald Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Co. Memorial Park.
Surviving his wife of 50 years, Jackie Brown Whitley; A son, Jamie Whitley; Brooke Whitley Hildreth; Grandchildren, Owen Whitley, Nicklaus Whitley and Noah Hildreth; Sister, Cynthia Whitley; His parents William and Clementine Whitley.
The family will receive friends Friday, May 20, 2022 from 12-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Church of God of Prophecy in Wadesboro 1169 Morven Rd. Wadesboro, NC 28170.
Online condolences may be made at www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the Whitley family.
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