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Visitation

R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home Downtown Suffolk
Monday July 26th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Burial

Holly Lawn Cemetery 1525 N. Main St. Suffolk
Tuesday July 27th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Garland Saunders Whitley

Garland Saunders Whitley, 88, of Zuni, Va passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, July 23, 2021. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Whitley; son, Garland G. Whitley; and daughter, Janet Kello.

He was a lifetime farmer of Isle of Wight County that loved his family and extended farming family.

He is survived by his granddaughters Anne Ellis and Amber W. Hossbach (Andy); grandson John C. Kello “Scooter” (Sara); great grandchildren, Matthew Tayloe, Thomas C. Ellis, James W. Ellis, Alexis A. Ellis, Dylan W. Kello; great great-grandchildren Giavanna Hossbach and Luke Tayloe; daughter-in-law Brenda Whitley; son-in-law John Wayne Kello; niece Sue Georger and husband Robert and their children; and special friend Steve McKee.

A graveside service will be conducted by Rex Alphin at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 27 at Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 6 to 7 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.


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Guestbook

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Phyllis Clark-Bryant & Family
Ivor, VA

Phyllis Bryant Jul 30 2021 7:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Garland Whitley

Arlene Donnell Jul 28 2021 9:23 AM

Mr. Whitley was a wonderful man! I loved his stories that he would tell. He will be missed! Prayers sent to his family and friends.

Jessica Bain Jul 28 2021 8:16 AM

Mr. Whitney was a wonderful man! I loved his stories that he would tell. He will be missed! Prayers sent to his family and friends.

Jessica Bain Jul 28 2021 8:15 AM

This earth has lost a truly great man !
He was a pillar of strength and faith.
He will surely be missed.

Clint and Lelia Harrell Jul 27 2021 7:43 PM

Thank you for welcoming me in your home and treating me like family. You and Mrs. Whitley were some of the finest people I've ever met. I will never forget that cornbread.
Prayers and love to all the family. This legend will never be forgotten ❤️

Annie Byrum Machner Jul 27 2021 9:47 AM

Thanks for making me laugh!! Thanks for making me feel like family & letting me call you "Paw Paw". I love you and will miss our visits!! RIP.

Emily Reaves-Kello Jul 26 2021 9:41 PM

We would spend hours in the garage or backyard just talking and working on things. His knowledge of people, mechanics and all things about life was unmatched by anyone I know. I will greatly miss my friend.

w. Gregory crocker Jul 26 2021 6:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Garland Whitley

Jane March Jul 26 2021 11:18 AM

Mr Whitley was one of the sweetest fellas. He would come to the shop and sit with me while the guys worked on his "projects". He always had a joke for me and would get so tickled at himself. Loved him! He will be missed!

Teresa Buhls Jul 26 2021 9:48 AM

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