Derwood Randolph Whitely, Sr., 80, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022. He was born May 1, 1942 in Franklin County to the late James Ruffin Whitley and Mozelle Ferguson Whitley.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 20, 2022 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale. Burial will follow at New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 1:00 – 1:45 pm at the funeral home.
He is survived by his son, Wayne Whitley (Chanda); grandchildren: Autumn, Hannah; sisters: Frances Strickland, Doris Taylor (Earl), Alice Taylor (Dan); brothers: Ben Whitley, Archie Whitley, Curtis Whitley (Carolyn).
In addition to his parents, Derwood was preceded in death by his wife, Octavia Whitley; son, Randy Whitley; brother, Clavis Whitley.