07/16/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Buck Whitley

Buron Avery Whitley
(25 Apr 1924 - 14 July 2006)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I have sad news to tell you this Sunday morning.  Buck Whitley, father of     David Whitley ('67) of VA passed away on Friday, July 14, 2006 at the age of 82.

 Summer 1955  
Buck and David Whitley Buck Whitley

From the Daily Press - 07/16/06:



Buron Avery "Buck" Whitley

NEWPORT NEWS - Buron A. 'Buck' Whitley, 82, husband of Mary P. Whitley, died Friday, July 14, 2006. Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/16/2006.
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From the Daily Press - 07/17/06:

  Buron Avery "Buck" Whitley

NEWPORT NEWS - Buron A. 'Buck' Whitley of Newport News, at the age of 82, with his family gathered by his side, passed from this life on Friday, July 14, 2006. Born in 1924 in North Carolina, he was a decorated combat veteran of W.W. II, and following the war, moved to the Peninsula where he started his family. He is survived by Mary, his loving and devoted wife of 58 years; a daughter, Susan Bryan of Yorktown; a son, David of Newport News; six granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and his dear brother, Robert of Hampton. Buck retired from the Army Reserves in 1967, and Civil Service in 1981, at which time he was introduced by his brother to the game of golf, a hobby where he formed some of his closest friendships and gave him so many years of enjoyment. Those close to him knew a man who was toughened by combat and a life of hard work, and whose occasional rough exterior sheltered a tender and gentle heart. He was a loving husband and a dedicated father and grandfather whose greatest love was his wife, children and grandchildren. He never forgot a friend, old or new, and will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Peninsula Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to www.active.com/donate/leukemiacupsc/whitley or mail a check payable to Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, 310 Broad St., Suite 2-A, Charleston, SC 29401.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/17/2006.
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Dear David,
I am so very sorry to learn of your father's passing. The loss of a parent is always so hard. May your knowledge of the plan of salvation comfort you and your family during this most difficult of times. Please know that you're in the thoughts and prayers of so many of your friends.
Love, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty (Fayetteville, NC ) - July 16, 2006

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept my condolences, and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Betty Brockwell McClure
NNHS 1958
Betty McClure (Burkeville, VA ) - July 16, 2006
Dear David, So very sorry to hear of your father's passing. We didn't know each other, however through the NNHS Newsletters, I know that you were a part of the Typhoon Family and I offer my most sincere sorrow in your loss.
Catherine Hudson (Newport News, VA ) - July 17, 2006
Mrs. Whitley, Susan, David and family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Whitley. I know he was a special person to a lot of people especially his children and grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time in your lives.
Irie West (Smithfield, VA ) - July 17, 2006
Mrs. Whitley & Family
Sorry to hear about your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you
Brenda Borowski (Alderman) (Hampton, VA ) - July 17, 2006
Mary, David and Susan,
We were so sorry to learn of the loss of Buck. We thought of your family as the first and best friends we had in Hampton--so long ago, and through the years we would have the best memories and best laughs remembering things we did back then. We often thought and talked fondly of you, Buck and the family. It is with the deepest sympathy that we send this message, and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Kay and Larry Trent
Kay & Larry Trent (Sevierville, TN ) - July 17, 2006
David ... my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.
Tom Norris (Smithfield, VA ) - July 18, 2006
David and Family,
May God give you comfort at this time of loss and with our continued prayers, may your hearts be lifted.
The great memories you have will be comforting in the days ahead. God bless you and your family.
Belinda Mason (Smithfield, VA ) - July 19, 2006
Dear Susan, Mrs. Whitley, and family,
You are in my prayers. May your faith bring you comfort in this most difficult time.
Peace of the Lord be with you.
Love, Barbara E Tyner
Barbara E Tyner (Lumberton, NC ) - July 30, 2006

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to David and his family at this time.

From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 07/18/06:

Please tell David Whitley our thoughts and prayers are with him after the loss of his father.

   I'll do just that, Roberta.  Thanks so much!


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Where Can I Turn For Peace?

Words by Emma Lou Thayne (b. 1924)
Music by Jolene G. Meredith (b. 1935)

Where can I turn for peace? Where is my solace
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
I draw myself apart, Searching my soul?

Where, when my aching grows, Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand? He, only One.

He answers privately, Reaches my reaching
In my Gethsemane, Savior and Friend.
Gentle the peace he finds for my beseeching.
Constant he is and kind, Love without end.

"Where Can I Turn for Peace?" midi (and available sheet music) courtesy of http://www.copypackmusic.com/peace.html;
extracted with the kind assistance of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 02/03/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Where Can I Turn for Peace?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/kat_427/princeofpeace.html - 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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