Obituary: Ralph C. Whitley

Obituary: Ralph C. Whitley

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Ralph Clinton Whitley left this earthly world peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on December 8, 2015. He lived an amazing journey and built a lasting legacy through his love, philanthropy and youthful spirit. Remembered as a man of impeccable character, he dedicated his life as a devoted family man and always gave to his community and loved ones.
He was born February 22, 1936, to the late Elton D. Whitley and Pauline Perry Whitley and raised in Stanly County, NC. He moved to Carolina Beach, NC to provide a nice life for his own family.
Ralph was cherished as Dad to Robin W. Guy and Whit Whitley (Marie). He was known as Paw-Paw to his grandchildren: Julie Ann Guy, Jana Guy (Mohcine), Hylee Whitley, Tosh Whitley, and great granddaughter Leena. Many others in the community shared in this affection as adopted family members to this wonderful man.
He proudly served his community all of his life as a humanitarian and civic leader. Ralph served the Carolina Beach community alongside his wife, Doris Whitley for many decades building community through medical rescue, environmental, education and parks & recreation. We continue to benefit from his work today.
If you were ever in his presence, you know Ralph had a special way of making a situation lighter. You left with your heart a little happier and your head held a little higher.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Reggie Whitley.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Doris C. Whitley; children, Robin W. Guy and Whit Whitley (Marie); grandchildren, Julie Ann Guy, Jana Guy Chaouki (Mohcine) Hylee Whitley and Tosh Whitley; Great-grandchild, Leena Chaouki and surviving siblings, Durant Whitley, Joyce Steele, Terrell Whitley (Hazel), Ellene Smith (Bradley), Lynette Norton, Danny Whitley and Jean Lyon (Steven) Ralph Clinton Whitley is missed greatly by all who loved him, but his spirit will live on forever.
A service was held Saturday December 12th at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel with Rev. Preston Wells officiating.
The family received guests after the ceremony at the home: 210 Raleigh Ave., Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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