Mr. Samuel Grady Weldon Whatley

January 7, 1941 – September 24, 2018

Mr. Samuel Grady Weldon Whatley, 77, of Mentone, AL passed away at his residence on September 24, 2018. He was born on January 7, 1941 to Edward & Mayfred Willingham Whatley. Mr. Whatley was a longtime member of the Mentone Fire Department & Desoto Rescue Squad.
Children: Garnett Lee Smith (Mickey), Karen Kay Powell (Richard) & Samuel E. S. “Hoss” Whatley (Valerie)
Special Friend: Joyce Blankenship
Sister: Mary Jo Cheatham
Grandchildren: Cassidy Marie Cox, Joseph Edward Hudgins, Megan Rose Brown, Brian Dale Smith, Jennifer Lynn Smith, Keisha Marie Dobbins, Kayla Nicole McKenzie, Alexander Tristan Whatley, Tiffany Shae Long & Daniel Robert Wilson
Great-Grandchildren: Kara Dawn Eberhart, Austin Brantley Cox, Dexter Lay, Colter Hudgins, Alexis Rose Brown, Ryder Alan McKenzie, Ryan Harrison Dobbins, Jasper Shane Loftey, Isabella Lachelle Smith, 1 Great-Grandchild on the way & 1 Great Great-Grandchild on the way
Preceded in death by:
Wife of 38 years: Rosemarie “Toots” Whatley
Parents: Edward & Mayfred Whatley
Sisters: Billy Alice Whatley & Patricia Green
In lieu of flowers the Family would like donations to the Mentone Fire Department  P.O. Box 154    Mentone, AL 35984 or the Desoto Rescue Squad  P.O. Box 517  Mentone, AL 35984


Date of Visitation: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Valley Head

Visitation Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Funeral Location: Burt Chapel-Valley Head

Funeral Time: Memorial Service at 2:00 PM

Officiating: Rev. Ron Reynolds


Date of Burial: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Burial Location: Bankhead Cemetery in Mentone, AL

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15 entries.
Felicia wilburn wrote on September 27, 2018 at 9:35 pm
My greatest sympathies to the family!! I’m so sorry for the loss of a great man in your lives!
Donald Smith wrote on September 27, 2018 at 12:02 pm
So sorry to hear about Sam. I haven't seen him in years and years but thought a lot of him. As a believer in God and Jesus I hope and pray to see him in Heaven some sweet day. I just learned this past April I have cancer like my father did and i am now taking radiation and chemo,. Thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I am doing fine at this time. God Bless
Mary Jo and Lesley wrote on September 27, 2018 at 11:22 am
So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Rita and Johnny Wynn wrote on September 27, 2018 at 9:11 am
Sam was so loved by all of the people of Mentone. He will be sorely missed.
Meghan Bethune wrote on September 27, 2018 at 2:25 am
Mr Whatley was a great man. I really enjoyed getting to know him. Yall will be in my prayers.
Sheila cash Bowman wrote on September 27, 2018 at 2:22 am
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Tom and Joyce Worthey Tate wrote on September 27, 2018 at 12:36 am
We are sorry for this loss. Sam is a man who will be remembered. Prayers for all of you!!
Tom Shanklin jr wrote on September 27, 2018 at 12:11 am
Sam was always kind and took care of a lot of us rowdies around the mentone area. Fond memories and prayers for the family in their time of grieving.
Allen and Penny Scott wrote on September 27, 2018 at 12:06 am
Sam will be in our hearts forever. Everyone has their special memories. Prayers for all the family.
Angel Baggett wrote on September 26, 2018 at 11:39 pm
We send our deepest condolences!! Sam was always so special to our family!
Love The Lewchuk Family!!
Gina Galloway Martin wrote on September 26, 2018 at 8:02 pm
I remember Sam from my childhood and the Store, wonderful memories! He was such a great man. Love and condolences. RIP Sam you will be missed!!
Wanda Lewis wrote on September 26, 2018 at 6:15 pm
So so sorry for your families loss, y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.
My family loved Sam , a lot of wonderful memories .
God Bless You all .
Sybil Dover wrote on September 26, 2018 at 5:32 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this hard time. Sam was a wonderful man and loved by everyone who knew him
Dianne Cox wrote on September 26, 2018 at 9:28 am
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May God give you all strength and peace. Sam was a great man, loved by all.
susan ellis wrote on September 25, 2018 at 10:29 pm
So Sorry for Your Loss

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