He was born. Sept. 15, 1930 in Akron, the son of George and Margaret Whitely.
He was self-employed and of the Lutheran faith.
Mr. Whitely was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Akron Lodge. He was also a member of the meatcutter's union.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Bender Whitely; sons, Bob Whitely of Cuyahoga Falls, Bruce Whitely of Ravenna and Jeff Whitely of Rootstown; stepson Jack Beck of Ravenna; daughter Pamela Voch of Rootstown; stepdaughter Dawn Beck of Enville, Tenn.; brothers Donald Whitely of Cuyahoga Falls and John Whitely of Camden, Tenn.; sister Pat Esterle of Bristol, Tenn.; and 11 grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Services will he held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron.