Dwight A. Whitley, 92 of Knightdale, transitioned to his heavenly home to live with Jesus on March 27th. His funeral will be Wednesday, March 30 at 2:00 pm at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Dwight is survived by his soul-mate of over 72 years, Peggy Sue Buffaloe Whitley, Children: Beverly W. Cratch (Ken) of Washington, NC, Carol W. Dean (Mickey) of Wendell, Avery Whitley of Knightdale, Amy W. Chandler (Jack) of Lincolnton; Grandchildren: Amber W. Fowler (James) of Knightdale, Brent Whitley (Colby) of Knightdale, Kaiti Chandler (Alex Royster) of Lincolnton, Daniel Whitley (Tiffany Duty) of Zebulon; Great-grandchildren: Jaimee Fowler, Sadie Fowler, Owen Fowler, Kendylle Whitley, Faith Whitley, and due this summer- Avery Jo Whitley; Siblings: Billy Whitley (Ruby Jean) of Greensboro, Carolyn Shropshire of Raleigh, and Sandra Massey of Knightdale, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents: Owen Ruffin Whitley and Lessie Wall Whitley, Siblings: Margaret Oglesby, Velma Snipes, Arthelia Whitley, Thera Chapin, Bob Whitley, Ervin Whitley, and Lawrence Whitley.
Dwight graduated from Knightdale High School in 1948. He retired after almost 44 years of dedication from Pine State Creamery. He worked in the Maintenance Department and served as Maintenance Supervisor for several of his later years at the plant. Dwight’s passion was farming. He loved the land and driving his Farmall and Massey Ferguson tractors.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Knightdale Baptist Church, P. O. Box 21 , Knightdale, NC 27545, or Buckhorn United Methodist Church, 8102 NC Hwy 42, Kenly, NC 27542, or to the charity of one’s choice.