Edwin Leroy Whatley

January 26, 2020

Edwin Leroy Whatley, 75 of Bratt, FL, passed away January 20, 2020, in Pensacola, FL.

He was born in Ringgold, GA, on December 6, 1944, to the late Earnest Levell and Rose Marie Fowler Whatley. He served in the United States Navy. He was a commercial truck driver for over 47 years then later retired from White’s Pallets in Flomaton, AL. Mr. Whatley enjoyed woodworking and building birdhouses.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Ronnie Whatley, Jerry Whatley and Leon Whatley.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Shirley Amerson Whatley of Bratt, FL; a son David (Sherri) Amerson of Enterprise, AL; a step-daughter Patricia Warnock of Coral Gables, FL, and adopted daughter Mary Ellen “Polly” Yate of Parrish, AL; brother Leabron (Revia) Whatley of Crosby, TX; two sisters Bevalon McBryar of Kingsport, TN and Pam (Joe) Hart of Ohatchee, AL; grandson Logan Pace; grandchildren and great
grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Hart officiating. Burial will follow in Bratt- Godwin Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Greg Hart, Ed Whatley, Everette Whatley, Mike Amerson, Steve Amerson and Clifford Amerson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Hanks Road.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Whatley Family or the youth group at First Baptist Church of Bratt.

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