In Memory of



Obituary for JD Whaley

Mr. JD Whaley, 83 of Bracey, VA died at his home on December 24, 2019. Originally from Jackson, Michigan, he lived for many years in Chapel Hill, NC and retired to Lake Gaston 13 years ago. JD served in the Army for 3 years and was stationed for a time in Korea. He was a skilled designer and home builder, operating his own construction company during his time in NC.

JD had many varied interests and in his later years continued to design & build mechanical and woodworking creations. He stayed active boating on the lake and traveling in his RV, all while skillfully photographing wildlife and nature along the way.

He is survived by his wife, Anita; five children, Bryan Whaley, Danna Whaley, Denae Davenport, Layne Whaley, Shana Whaley; and eight grandchildren, Dustin, Derick, Deane, Kyle, Kristi, Jacob, Ben, Alyssa; and two great grandchildren, Joey & Fiona.

A celebration of his life will be held at the home at a later date. The family requests memorial considerations be given in his memory to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N Fairfax Dr. Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 Online condolences may be shared at Farrar Funeral Home is serving the Whaley family.