Mr. Melvin R. Whaley, 71, of Covington, passed away July 31. Mr. Whaley was a veteran of the United States Army, and served his country during the Vietnam War. He worked for Mobil Chemical for 25 years, before retiring as a supervisor at the age of 54. He enjoyed NASCAR, golf and wrestling. Mr. Whaley was a loving, devoted father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Dixie (Sutton) Whaley and his son Terry McCullers.
Survivors include his life companion Dot Whaley of Covington; children and their spouses Renita and Kimberly Whaley, Leisa and Ben Allen, all of Loganville, Joan Dollar of Covington, Jean and Gary Wilkerson of Porterdale, Harvey McCullers of Covington; brothers Fred Whaley, Troy Whaley, both of Chatsworth; grandchildren Shara McCullers Greer, Heather Henry, Katie Dollar, AJ Allen; five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Whaley will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 4, at the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home with Gary Wilkerson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m. Those wishing to do so can go to caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences.