Jerry Winston Whaley

Friday, May 31, 2013
Jerry Whaley

Jerry Winston Whaley, 78, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

He was born on July 10, 1934, in Holcomb, Mo., and was the son of the late Joy and Sylvia (Robinson) Whaley.

He was united in marriage to Brenda Clark on July 29, 1977.

Jerry was a member of the South Thornton Church of Christ and was an Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carla Young; his parents; two brothers, Max Whaley, Donald Whaley; and sister, Judy Franklin.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Whaley of the home; four children: Mike Whaley of Kennett, Mo., Melody Whaley of Lake City, Ark., Sherry Sisson and husband Michael of Overland Park, Kan. and Grant Esler of Piggott, Ark.; grandchildren: Brittney Boatner and husband Kyle of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Brandi Rogers and husband Kyle of Dexter, Mo., Jamie Jackson of Jonesboro, Ark., Jill Grisham and husband Jamie of Waverly, Tenn., Roni Rickets of Holcomb, Mo., Kyle Whaley of Vernal, Utah and Brianna Esler of Piggott, Ark.; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters: Eulene Ritchey and husband J.V. of Dexter, Mo. and Joy Ann Tate of Campbell, Mo. and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Jeremy Pierce officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark. Pallbearers are Perry Reed, Larry Simpson, Brent Coomer, Sam Williams, Jerry Nichols and Sid Hollis. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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