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Clifford Wallace Whatley
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • The Gideons International Processing Center
    P.O. Box 97251
    Washington, DC 20090-7251
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Franke @ Seaside, Subsidized Care Fund
    1885 Rifle Range Road
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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“Dennis, David, Paul & Family: It is with deep sadness, I send my heart-felt sympathy to all of Cliff's family. He and my husband, Earl Rivers, were...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Judith Norton Rivers - SC

“Sending love and sympathy to Dr. Dennis Whatley and family in the passing of your dad. We love you, Dr. Whatley and are sad at this time because you...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Harriet G. Smith - Anderson, SC

“Cliff will be missed by many . Cliff was loved by many. He was a family man, with a great since of humor . Love you! ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Catherine Moore - Friend

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4 of 23 | Posted by: Catherine Moore - Friend

“My condolences to Mr. Whatley's family. I did not get a chance to know him, but he was always cheerful and friendly when he came by on his scooter...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Sandra Burley - Acquaintance

“Mr. Cliff was a great man that really helped Allendale out with automotive dealership when it was here. Always had a smile no matter when you seen...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Jerry Jr. and Eula Sineath

“So many beautiful memories. So many fun and funny times. So many tears we shared. My heart overflows with so much love for him. I smile thinking of...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Robyn Jordan - Clemson, SC

“Ginna and I were blessed to have shared a few years of life with Cliff here at Franke at Seaside. He was a warm friendly person always with a smile...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Joe and Ginna Fishburne - SC

“We are so sorry to hear ab out your father's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your mom and dad were both very special people,...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy and Walter GRIFFIN - SC

“I was so sorry to learn of Mr. Whatleys passing. I always enjoyed talking with him my years at the DMV. I will be keeping your family in my prayers. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Debra Creech - Allendale, SC

“So sorry for your loss Paul, Kea, Harrison, and Wallace. I know you have many beautiful and fun memories. You are all in our prayers for comfort....Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Jean Frederick - Williston, SC

“Paul, David & Dennis , Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Cliff. He Was a fine"Southern Gentleman" and a pleasure to know and work with him. Our...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: carlyle blackmon - branchville, SC

“I remember the 1st time I met Mr. Clifford he had a twinkle in his eyes and I knew right away that I would love him. I will be keeping the family in...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: martha kennemore - Orangeburg, SC

“Dennis, David and Paul, I am truly sorry to hear about Uncle Cliff. I always considered him to be a gentle caring man who guided and supported his...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: J. Craig Cutcliff - Chattanooga, TN

“Dennis, David & Paul Very sorry to learn of Cliff's death but so very happy I was able to go visit and spent some time with him before this...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Ervin Mathias - Ulmer, SC

“Boys, so sorry to hear this sad news. My prayers and thoughts are with y'all. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Acree - Reynolds, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I have warm memories of Mr. Whatley. Wishing all of you the best. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Blind Tuten - CROSSVILLE, TN

“Sending our thoughts, prayers and most sincere sorrow for your loss. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Sam, Mel, Jackson & Anna Leslie - SC

“Sorry to hear, I worked for Cliff and Jeanette at the Chevy place, learned a lot from them, also lived behind them in Allendale. Fine people along...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Bridges - Allendale, SC

“Dennis, David and Paul I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Whatley's passing. Many memories of the times at Allendale Academy and my years of working at...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Kinard - Allendale, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your families. I can see his smiling face. Always a happy man. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Mike and Cheryl Close - Allendale, SC

“So sorry to hear of his passing. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Cynthia Davis - Fountain Inn, SC

“So sorry to read of Cliffs passing. He was certainly a nice man. I got to know him when I sang in choir at FBC Hilton Head, but found out about his...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Laura Seley - FAIRFAX, SC


Clifford Wallace Whatley, 89, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of the late Jeanette Barfield Whatley entered into eternal rest on June 2, 2020. Due to the continued restrictive period, a small, family service will take place on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Internment will be in the First Baptist Church, Hilton Head Island Columbarium, 100 South Forest Beach Drive at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.

To view the funeral service please visit the following: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/LDFLNSD3WDL5HKNS

Cliff, affectionately known to family and friends as"Pop Pop"was born August 12, 1930 in Reynolds, Georgia, son of the late Clifford Edwards Whatley and the late Mary Monk Whatley. He graduated from Reynolds High School in 1949 and matriculated to the University of Georgia also earning a degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He married the love of his life, Jeanette Barfield in 1953. They spent their 58 years together raising their three sons in Allendale, SC building a business and traveling whenever they could. Cliff was an entrepreneur building several businesses in the automotive industry. Many will remember his warmth and kindness as the owner of Whatley Chevrolet in Allendale. He was the Blue Bird Bus Distributor for North and South Carolina for years. Cliff was strong in his faith and was an active member of Swallow Savannah Methodist Church and served his community in various civic capacities including the Allendale Lions Club and Allendale Academy.

Upon his retirement, Cliff and Jeanette moved to Hilton Head where they enjoyed living the coastal life. Cliff loved spending time on the beach as well as shrimping and fishing the Bluffton waters with his good friend, Charlie Young. He was a very active member at the First Baptist Church of Hilton Head where he spent time volunteering his "handyman"services, was a member of the choir, and was named an honorary Deacon.

In 2011, Cliff and his wife of 58 years moved to Mount Pleasant to be closer to family. Jeanette passed away shortly thereafter in 2012. At the time of his passing, Cliff resided at Franke at Seaside where he enjoyed his many friends, playing cards and zipping around on his scooter. The family is thankful for the caregivers at Franke and the Lutheran Hospice team that took excellent care of him especially in his final days.

He is survived by three sons, Dennis Steven Whatley (Kimey) of Piedmont, SC, David Wallace Whatley (Jane Ramey) of Awendaw, SC, and Paul Dane Whatley (Kea) of Mount Pleasant, SC; three brothers, William H. Whatley of Atlanta, GA, Julian M. Whatley of Marshallville, GA and Leonard S. Whatley of Reynolds, GA; seven grandchildren, Caroline Bolt (Nathan), Samuel Whatley (Morganne), Lillian Whatley, Lauren Whatley, Glenn Whatley, Harrison Whatley and Wallace Ann Whatley; and one great-grandchild, Margaret Faye Bolt. His mother-in-law, Olga Palko Barfield, with whom he visited often as they were both residents of Franke at Seaside, also survives him. He was loved and adored by many friends, his nieces and nephews. A brother, Edward Clayton Whatley and his second wife, Helen Farris Whatley, preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Gideons International organization at sendtheword.org or Franke at Seaside, Subsidized Care Program, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.