Stephen “Jimmy” James Whitley

Published 9:12 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Stephen “Jimmy” James Whitley, Sr., 90, passed away Nov. 20, 2019.  He was born in Windsor, the son of the late Henry James Whitley and Effie Ora Braswell Whitley.  He was predeceased by his wife, Edith Batten Whitley; brother, Garland Seward Whitley; and nephew, Gerald Whitley.  Jimmy was a United States Army veteran having served during the Korean War.  He later went on to work and retired as a supervisor from Smithfield Packing Company.  He was a past member of Smithfield Church of Christ.  Jimmy was also a member of Central Hill Hunt Club, Ivor Hunt Club, and South of the James Senior Golf Group.

Jimmy is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen J. Whitley Jr. and Linda Whitley; grandchildren and their spouses, Jamie Fitchett (Morgan), Edith Da Silva (Adam), Stephanie Corp (Robert); great grandchildren, Taylor and James Fitchett, Ashton and Whitley DaSilva and Faye Corp; niece and nephew, Glenda Topping and Michael Whitley; loving companion, Mary Clifton.

A Celebration of Life Service with military honors will be held Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Larry Soblotne officiating.  A time of visitation will follow the service at the funeral home.  Friends may join the family other times at the residence of Edith and Adam Da Silva.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Whitehead’s Grove Baptist Church, 18366 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield, VA 23430.  Condolences may be registered online at         

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