Joseph Whitley
Joseph Whitley
  • September 8, 1930 - July 10, 2017
  • Crozet, Virginia

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Joseph Vandervoort Whitley, 86, of Charlottesville, passed away on July 10th, 2017.

Joseph was born on September 8th, 1930, in New York. Joseph attended Kent State University, and graduated Cum Laude where he majored in History and Psychology and minored in Sociology. Joseph then went on to serve his country in the Korean War. Upon his return, he met the love of his life, Carole Dougherty, on a blind date. Joseph would go on to wed Carole on March 5th, 1960. Joseph’s notable determination and intelligence helped him work his way up to become the Vice President of Logistics and Distribution for Del Monte Foods Corporation, which led him to travel the world. He was known for his stern business approach that led him to tremendous success during his time at Del Monte. After his time at Del Monte and a brief stint owning his own company, Joseph retired to focus on his many hobbies including: woodworking, gardening, and trading stocks.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Whitley; and his brothers Fred & Frank Whitley.

Joe is survived by his loving daughter, Jill Alexandra Clarke and her husband Michael of Free Union, and his beloved grandson Carter Michael Clarke of Charlottesville.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 15th, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at Teague Funeral Home in Charlottesville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family will then go to a private ceremony to lay Joseph in his final resting place.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe's name may be made to: The Lodge at Old Trail Employee Fund, c/o Renee Martin, Lodge at Old Trail, 330 Claremont Lane, Crozet, VA 22932.