In Memory

Fred Whiteley - Class Of 1969

Fred Clement Whiteley

Fred Clement Whiteley, 65, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. He was born in Lebanon, Indiana on November 19, 1950, a son of the late Donald Eugene and Rebecca Adeline “Becky” (Clemens) Whiteley.

Raised in Boone County, Indiana, Fred was a 1969 graduate of Thorntown High School and attended Purdue University.

On June 18, 1977, he was married to Sherry Lynn (Harrison) Whiteley in Lebanon; she survives.

Fred worked as a Field Safety Advisor for FedEx Freight. His memberships included: Eagle Church in Whitestown, Gideons International, and National Truck Driving Championship Committee. 

He enjoyed farming, auto racing, and doing ride-a-longs with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. But most of all, Fred’s greatest joy was his children and grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana.
Visitation is planned for Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home in Lebanon.
Interment will follow services at Cox Cemetery in Dover, Indiana.

Sherry Lynn Whiteley – Lebanon, Indiana

Five Children: 
Brayton Harrison Knotts – Tampa, Florida
Kyle Andrew Whiteley and wife, Megan – Thorntown, Indiana
Garett Matthew Whiteley and wife, Sandy – Broad Ripple, Indiana
Janna Lynn Langebartels and husband, Justin – Whitestown, Indiana
Rebecca Ann Janneck and husband, Arthur – Lebanon, Indiana

Sixteen Grandchildren

One Great Grandchild

Dianna Jane Lowry – Thorntown, Indiana

Nieces and Nephews

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a brother, John Edwin Whiteley; a brother-in-law, Paul Lowry; and a nephew, Mark Alan Gill.

Memorials may be made in Fred’s honor to Eagle Church, 5801 South 650 East, Whitestown, Indiana 46075

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03/30/16 01:12 PM #1    

Don Ottinger (1969)

Fred had an infectious laugh that went with a huge, kind heart.  We lost a very good friend way too soon. As I read notes from classmates telling me Fred had passed, two Fred stories came to mind.  

When we were in high school, Fred and I would go with his brother John to Indianapolis Raceway Park on Friday nights where John competed in amateur drag races.  Fred and I were John’s garage crew for what I think was a 1967 Chevy SS 396 Chevelle.  Really cool - except Fred and John’s dad never knew that John was racing.  Well it finally happened.  One night John blew his engine and we had to have John’s car towed to his house.  I thought Fred and John’s dad was going to shoot all of us.  For the next couple of months, John drove a 4 door Dodge Coronet with a 6 cylinder engine.

And then there is the time that Fred introduced a good friend of mine to truck stop dining.  Don Gaylor, my college roommate and good friend, came home with me on one of our school vacations.  Fred, Don, and I went out to Indianapolis one night and coming home late that night, Fred recommended we stop at an I-65 truck stop for a very late dinner.  Don led a sheltered life and had never eaten at a truck stop.  Fred taught him the language of truck stop dining and walked him around the parking lot explaining the differences between Peterbuilt and Kenworth trucks.  45 years later, Don still talks about that night every time we get together.

Fred – we miss you!

03/31/16 07:30 AM #2    

Vicki Nay (Bridges) (1969)

So sorry and shocked to hear of Fred's passing....what a great classmate and friend to all. He was kind and generous, a gentle giant to me.  Will always remember his smile and laugh. We'll all miss you, Fred, but you'll always be a great part of the class of 1969.

Vicki Nay Bridges

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