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Obituary of John Currie Whitley

John Currie Whitley, Jr., age 76, of Troy, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at his home. Mr. Whitley was born June 23, 1942 in Eden, NC the son of the late Rev. John C. Whitley and Inza Lassiter Whitley.

Currie graduated from East Carolina University and received his Masters' Degree from Appalachian State University. He started his teaching career in Ridgeway, VA. He later moved to Troy and was employed by Montgomery County School Systems as an Administrator for over 30 years. Currie was a very kind, loving, uplifting individual who loved traveling, especially to Holden Beach. He was unflappable, he had a calming effect regardless of the situation.

He is survived by his wife: Millie Allen Whitley; stepdaughter: Louisa Taylor of Greensboro, NC; stepson, Fred Taylor and wife Melissa of Biscoe, NC; granddaughters: Isabella Lauver and Emma Taylor; grandson, Harrison Taylor; sister: Amelia Dallas and husband David of Eden, NC, their son Keith Dallas and wife Michelle, and their sons Will and Stephen.

A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Troy Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Main Street, Troy with Rev. Steve Wilkinson officiating. Visitation with the family will follow at the Whitley residence in Troy.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that Memorials may be made to Troy Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Main Street, Troy, NC 27371.

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Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the Whitley family.