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Benjamin Seabrook Whaley, Sr.

Benjamin Seabrook Whaley, Sr.
  • January 20, 1945 - July 5, 2017
  • Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina

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“Sally, I was out of town when Ben died and saw the announcement in the obituary in the newspaper when I returned. My heart was broken. I remember...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Virginia Brown (Ward) Bartels - SC

“Mrs. Whaley, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. May the Lord's love...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Adler Voorhees & Terry Kornahrens - SC

“Sally, I am so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. I read it today on a post and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ben was always...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Pam Huff - Summerville, SC

“Ben and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you, and I will hold you close in my thoughts and prayers.God's peace...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Dawn Christie Beaver - Lexington, SC

“To the Whaley family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss.We sincerely hope that all your memories comfort you through these difficult times...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Jimmy & Patty Hayes - Ravenel, SC

“My prayers for peace at this sad and uncertain time. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Genelle Carpenter Stuckey

“Ben would always lie down in Rickie's boat when they were fishing so I would not find his favorite spots so he thought!!! But I knew better. HaHa. I...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Pattie Rutland - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“Enjoyed all the conversations since the old supper club days. You will be missed my friend. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Clay Mood - Charleston, SC

“I remember many fun times Ben was a wonderful person. Much support for you from me. Many hugs ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Davis - Marathon, FL

“I remember many fun times Ben was a wonderful person. Much support for you from me. Many hugs ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Davis

“So sorry for your loss-I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with youall. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Hermine Mood - Wadmalaw Is, SC

“Sally and Family - I worked with Ben on the tugboats. He was a great friend, and I am sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Steve Henderson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“So very sorry for your loss. Ben was such a fine person. He will be missed. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Jean Townsend - Johns Island, SC

“Sally, we are out of town or would have been to your house by now! We are so sad to hear this news as we have been for all he has been through....Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Frances and Tom LaRoche - SC

“Sally.Eleanor,Ben and Tiffany- so very sorry for your loss.I will always remember Big Ben for the mischievous smile and twinkle in his eye! He gave...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Dana Ambrose - Charleston, SC

“Sally, we are very sad to hear this news. We will miss him and will never forget how he cheerfully he welcomed us to town. Prayers and love. Herb...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Deborah Stokes - Wadmalaw, SC

“My heart goes out to Sally , Ben , Tiffany and all of Ben's extended family. His smile and laughter will live on in all our hearts ♥. Prayers...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Christy Loftin - Charleston, SC

“I remember our bicycle races on dirt roads in Rockville. He was always up for a challenge. A great football player for St. John's High. I will miss...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Townsend - Gaston, SC

“Sally, I am so sorry to hear about Ben's passing. Don't know if you remember me or not, but we taught together at St. Johns/Angel Oak Elementary from...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Joy Murrah - Charleston, SC

“Sally, you are in my thoughts & prayers. You are a special lady and you & your family will feel the love of friends and God at this time. EA ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: JoAnne Sandefur - Friend

“We are deeply saddened by Ben's passing, being a friend who will truly be missed. We spent many a afternoon at the "farm", telling tales and just...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Les Dane - Wadmalaw Island, SC


Benjamin Seabrook Whaley, Sr. "Ben" 72, of Wadmalaw Island, SC, husband of Sarah Bailey Whaley entered into eternal rest Wednesday, July 5, 2017. His service will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Rockville Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. A reception will be held at the church fellowship hall following the service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Ben was born January 20, 1945 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Ephraim Clark Whaley, Sr. and Cornelia Jenkins Whaley. Ben graduated from The Citadel and was a member of Rockville Presbyterian Church and the Sea Island Yacht Club. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Tug Boat Captain from McAllister Towing Company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman having grown up in the Town of Rockville. He loved the outdoors.

Ben is survived by his wife Sarah (Sally) Bailey Whaley; daughter, Eleanor Jenkins Whaley, of Folly Beach, SC; son, Benjamin S. Whaley Jr., his wife Tiffany and grandson Ethan Paul Whaley all of Wadmalaw Island; sister, Cornelia Ann Jeffcoat of Hoover, AL; nephews, Wendell Jeffcoat, Jr. and Francis Matthew Roberts.

Memorials may be made to Rockville Presbyterian Church, 2479 Sea Island Yacht Club Road, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 or to Christ-St. Paul's Cemetery Fund 4981 Chapel Road, P.O. Box 426, Yonges Island, SC 29449.