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William O. Whatley

October 14, 1935 ~ June 18, 2018 (age 82)

William O. Whatley, formerly of Opelika and Montgomery, Alabama, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at the age of 82. Visitation will be at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika on Monday, June 25, at 10:00 AM followed by a graveside service in Rosemere Cemetery at 11:00 AM with Reverend Anthony Counts officiating. Bill was born October 14, 1935 in Auburn, AL. He retired from State Farm Insurance in 1999 after approximately 36 years of service. He attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute and was a graduate of Jones School of Law. He was also a Member of the Twin City Masonic Lodge as well as a Shriner. Bill enjoyed attending Auburn football games and spending time with family at his beach house in Panama City. He is preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Catherine Bernauer Whatley; his parents, Orrin Edgar Whatley and Willie Mae Hall Whatley; and a brother, Robert Edgar Whatley. He is survived by two sons: William O. Whatley, Jr. (Beth), Stephen L. Whatley (Annette); and grandchildren: Hillary A. Whatley, William O. Whatley, III (Victoria) and Bishop C. Whatley. He is also survived by his sister, Judy Clark Pianowski (John); his brothers in law, Louis J. Bernauer (Nell), Gerald A. Bernauer (Marlene) and B. Paul Bernauer (Anne), and several nieces and nephews as well many cousins.  

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