CHILLICOTHE – James D. Whiteley, 78 of Chillicothe, died on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe, TX. Officiating will be the Rev. David McDonald. Interment will be at Chillicothe Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home, Vernon.
Whiteley was born Sunday, Feb. 16, 1936 in Quanah. He was the son of the late Thomas W. Whiteley and the late Helen Hysmith Whiteley. He married Carol Jeffirs on July 3, 1972 in Rockwall. He served in the Army for three years than Army Reserve for over 20 years as a Chief Warrant Officer 4, Criminal Investigation Division. He was a policeman in Lubbock and a deputy in San Bernardino, Calif., and a policeman in Dallas before becoming a special agent for over 20 years with Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearm, a Division of the Treasury Dept. He attended Texas Tech & North Texas University. He was a member of Lion’s Club of Chillicothe and a member of First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Whiteley of the home; three sons, David Whiteley of Beeville, Kris Whiteley of Hurst and Thomas Whiteley of Spring; a sister, Ginny French of Chillicothe; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at Sullivan Funeral Home. in Vernon.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, Hospice of Wichita Falls, American Cancer or Chillicothe Ex-Student Association.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.