Charles E. Whitley, 75
MICCO, FLA. — Charles “Charlie” E. Whitley, 75, of Micco, Fla., formerly of Oxford, Maine, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Melbourne, Fla.
He was born in South Paris, Maine, on Aug. 8, 1941, to Wilbur and Madlyn Bell Whitley. He graduated from Paris High School in June, 1961.
Charlie served in the U.S. Air Force (four years) and later in the Army National Guard, retiring in 1991 with a total of 20 years service.
Charlie worked for A.C. Lawrence Tannery in South Paris, and State of Maine D.O.T (Bridgton Camp), retiring in 1995.
After retiring he went to work for the C.N. Brown Shell Station on Main St. in South Paris, and for Perry Transport in Poland.
Charlie was a lifetime member of Good Sam’s, and was the wagon Master for the Fireside Friends Chapter in Norway.
He also enjoyed dancing at the Silver Spur Dance Club in Mechanic Falls, where he met his wife Stephanie in 2008.
Charlie attended the Grace Fellowship Church in Oxford, until moving to Fla., in 2010. He attended Eau Gallie First Baptist Church in Melbourne, where he became a member in 2014.
Charlie and Stephanie Small were married on Aug. 16, 2014, at their Melbourne church.
Charlie was predeceased by his parents; his stepson George May Jr.; his brother Robert Whitley; his late wife Therese Whitley; and a niece and nephew.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie Whitley of Micco, Fla., formerly of Casco; his brother William of Vassalboro; sister-in-law Carolyn Whitley of Livermore; two sons, David Whitley of Ariz., and Darrell Whitley of Stoneham; a daughter Darlene Wolfson of Holly Hill, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Esther Hunt of Norway, and Estelle Dow of Mo.; three stepsons, Aaron Small and Jason Small of Norway, and Chris Small of Waterford; several nieces and nephews; two granddaughters, 16 step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; and his dog Foxie who was his best friend for the last three and a half years.
Charlie's ashes will be placed in the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at a later date.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Moore Park in South Paris, Maine, on Aug. 5, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please come and share your memories with his family.