Jack Whaley


Jack Whaley, 88, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at a retirement community.

Jack graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1952 and lived in the area most of his life. He was a member of Michigan Avenue Baptist Church and was retired from the auto repair business.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Eda Whaley; sisters, Nelle Whaley and Mary Ash; and brother, Ernest Whaley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Shirley Creasman Whaley; daughter, Deborah Dixon and husband, Jim, of Summerville, Georgia; sons, Timothy Whaley and wife, Sheila, and Keith Whaley and wife, Debbie, all of Bartlett; grandchildren, Paula Dixon, Matthew Dixon and wife, Erica, Nicholas Whaley and wife, Lana, Lauren Goodwin and husband, Jeff, Chelsea Whaley and Morgan Whaley; and great-grandchildren, Olivia Dixon and Pierce Dixon; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of His Life will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with his grandchildren serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Whaley family guestbook at



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