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Leo Jackson Whaley

July 27, 1935 January 25, 2019
Leo Jackson Whaley
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Obituary for Leo Jackson Whaley

Leo Jackson Whaley, age 83, of Cohutta, GA departed this life Friday, January 25, 2019 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, GA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Jackson Whaley and Minnie Lemons Whaley and siblings Mazie Woody, Loy Whaley, Ruth Foster, Margie Parris, Edna Dixon, Ilena Davis, Agnes Wampler, and Emma Blanchard.
Mr. Whaley was a long-time member and Deacon of Cohutta First Baptist Church, the American Legion and served as an officer for many years, was a 60-year member of the Cohutta Masonic Lodge #64 and was a Shriner. He was active in politics for many years and attended three Republican National Conventions and many State Conventions. He was a Cohutta Town Councilman for over 25 years and later served a term as a Whitfield County Commissioner.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Peggy Ellis Whaley of Cohutta; daughters and sons-in-law: Sherri and Roger Queen of Birmingham, AL, Angela and Paul Gillaspie, of Alabaster, AL, and Traci and Steve Channell of Northport, AL; grandchildren: Christopher Jackson Queen, Ashley and spouse Ryan Barger, Josh and spouse Kristen Gillaspie, Nick Gillaspie and fiancé Asia Davison, Jake Gillaspie, and Chase Channell; great granddaughters: Lauren and Lilly Barger; and special family friend Salvador Valdez, who was like a son. He is also survived by sisters, Mildred Fauscette and Wanda Tibbs and brother James Whaley.
A memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Whaley will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Cohutta First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends on Saturday at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the service time at 2:00 p. m.
A private graveside service will be held afterwards for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cohutta First Baptist Church.
You may leave the family a message at www.julianpeeples.com
Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton. For more information, call 706-259-7455.


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Visitation

Saturday

2

Feb

1:00 PM 2/2/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/2/2019 2:00:00 PM
Cohutta First Baptist Church

Wolf Street
Cohutta, GA 30710

Cohutta First Baptist Church
Wolf Street Cohutta 30710 GA
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

2

Feb

2:00 PM 2/2/2019 2:00:00 PM
Cohutta First Baptist Church

Wolf Street
Cohutta, GA 30710

Cohutta First Baptist Church
Wolf Street Cohutta 30710 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Carmel Cemetery Final Resting Place

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Cleveland, Tn 37311

. Cleveland 37311 Tn
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cohutta First Baptist Church

Wolf Street
Cohutta, GA 30710
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