Cayce A. Whaley, 86, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in a local hospital.
He attended New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Marines, who served in World War II, and was also a member of the American Legion in Doraville, Ga. He was retired from General Motors with 37 years of service.
He was the son of the late Tom Whaley and Minnie Huskey Whaley. He was also preceded in death by five sisters: Viola Ellen Randolph, Maggie Belle Cantrell, Maxie Kate Davis, Minnie Lou Wilson and Mary Edith Henry; and two brothers: William Conard Whaley and Cleo Jackson Whaley.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edna Gates Whaley of Cleveland; one brother, Thomas Whaley and wife, Frances, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sister-in-law, Edna Whaley of Maryville; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Elder John Robbins officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Nathan Davis, Jason Davis, Steve Davis, Gary Davis, Mike Wilson and W.C. Whaley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Whaley, Greg Whaley, Buddy Henry, Thomas Randolph, Seth Davis and Phillip Gehron.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family suggests memorials may be made to your church or the charity of your choice.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Whaley family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.