James (Jimmy) B. Whaley, age 84 of Sevierville, TN. Devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather went home to be with his Lord on March 8, 2021. He was a member and deacon of Walnut Grove Baptist Church, and a member of Masonic Lodge #197, Kerbela Shriners Temple, York Rite, and Scottish Rite. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Roy and Lucille Whaley, and his wife, Iva Whaley.
Survivors include children and their spouses; Tommy and Bonnie Whaley of Sevierville; Judy and Dan Hinds of Dandridge; Brenda and Randy Henry of Knoxville; Becki and John Cogdill of Sevierville; Grandchildren, James and Mel Laney, Billy and Julie Rhines, Mitchell and Sarah Rhines, Trent and Devon Peerman, Laicee and Anderson Hatfield, Brandon Cogdill, Loretta Henry, and Ricky Henry; Fourteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Special friends include Bill and Lorene Barnes, and Dorothy Whitehead.
Private services will be held at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be held at 11:00 am, Friday March 12th at Shiloh Cemetery in Pigeon Forge with last Masonic Rites. The grandsons, James, Billy, Mitchell, Ricky, Trent, Brandon and Anderson, will serve all pallbearers along with Herald Maples and Delmer Worth as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Walnut Grove Baptist Church at 2199 Walnut Grove Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876. Condolences can be at www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com
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