He was the son of the late Betty Jo Centers Whaley and Bobby Cleve Whaley. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Billy Centers.
He was a lifelong truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his daughter, Brittany Lemons of Cleveland; brothers: Randall Whaley and Cleve Whaley Jr.; sisters: Brenda Brewer and Connie Stevenson, all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will announce a memorial service at a later date.
Jim Rush Funeral Homes, Wildwood Avenue Chapel is in charge of the cremation services.
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