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Troy Whiteley

Troy Lee Whiteley, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Texarkanna, Texas. He was born on October 29, 1935, in Kerns, Texas to the late Rufus and Bea (Jock) Whiteley. 

Mr. Whiteley worked as an auto mechanic and served in the United States Army during his life. He enjoyed working on old cars and attending car shows and Bluegrass festivals in his spare time. 

Mr. Whiteley is survived by his loving wife of 60 years,  Janie Whiteley; son, David and wife Rebecka Whiteley; grandson, Timothy Stout; sister, Bessie Romo, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Bea (Jock) Whiteley; brother, James Whiteley; sister, Lorene Gunnels.  

Services will be held graveside at the Rocky Cemetery in Rocky, Arkansas at 2 pm Saturday, August 28, 2021. David Mathiews will be officiating the service under the direction of Beasley Wood funeral home. Visitation is general. 

Pallbearers are Mike Racker, Adel Tarkington, Wayne Gunnels, Farris Gunnels, Vince Rudman, and David Whiteley

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