Van "Allen" Whitley, age 47, of Mt. Gilead tragically passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Holden Beach, NC.
Mr. Whitley was born January 17, 1974 the son of the late Craven Jack Whitley and the late Wanda Furr Whitley.
He was employed by Preformed Line Products as a Sr. Set Up Extruder Operator for 24 years. Allen loved his family. He was known to always be helpful. He was a Christian and a member of Wadeville Baptist Church where he was a Deacon. He loved deer and turkey hunting and was a hero to his family.
He is survived by his wife: Shannon Kinley Whitley; children: Brittany Alderman and husband Seth of Star, NC, Robbie Pearson of Concord, NC, Lex Pearson of Kannapolis, NC, Heather Pearson, Jordan Whitley, Maci Whitley, Kraylon Whitley, and Silas Whitley, all of the home; grandson: Ellison Alderman; In-laws, Steve & Brenda Hathcock of New London, NC; Sister In Laws; Joy Kinley of Greensboro, NC, Angel Jenkins (Jack) of Denton, NC, Alisha Drexler (Andrew) of Kannapolis, NC, Tammy Albertson (Blaine) of Albemarle, NC, numerous nieces and nephews and close hunting buddies.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Wadeville Baptist Church, 144 Shoe Factory Rd., Mt. Gilead, NC from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Wadeville Baptist Church at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Brantley Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Allen to Gideon's International, Montgomery Co. Camp, P.O. Box 103, Troy, NC 27371.
On-line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
Pugh Troy Funeral Home is serving the family of Allen Whitley.