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Johnny Whitley

May 25, 1928 — January 29, 2018

WILSON - John Henry Whitley, 89, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018.

The funeral will be for and at the convenience of the family.

Johnny was the owner of L & W Barber Shop in downtown Wilson for many years and was a Navy Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Stancil Whitley; daughter, Linda Whitley of Wilson; step-daughter, Vivian Bissette and husband, Billy, of Wilson; step-son, Wayne Stancil of Wilson; grandchildren, Amy and Jerry Herold of Kinston, Robbie Edwards of Wilson and Misty Edwards of Salisbury; step-grandchildren, Meghan and Brian Lamm of Sims, Chad Bissette of Wilson and Heather Stancil of Wilson; great-grandchildren, Ashley Coronado of Wilson, Brittney and Ralph Surgen of Norton, Ohio and Victoria Coronado of Norton, Ohio; great-great-grandson, Lucas Surgen; step-great-great- grandchildren, Brileigh Lamm and Colton and Ian Richardson; several loving nieces and nephews and close friend, Doug Davis.

Johnny was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte Burress Whitley; brothers, Doc Whitley and Tommy Whitley and sisters, Marie Corbett and Evelyn Potts.

A special thanks to Jolene Morton of 3HC Hospice Group who helped beyond her duty to be there for us.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Church, 2838 Tilghman Road, Wilson, NC  27896.

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