Cornelius Glenn Whitley
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Cornelius Glenn Whitley
  • December 30, 1924 - November 5, 2017
  • Morgan City, Louisiana

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Dr. Cornelius "Glenn" Whitley, a native of Chicago, a past resident of Baton Rouge, and a longtime resident and respected doctor of Morgan City, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 92.

A United States Marine, Dr. Whitley proudly served his nation during World War II and received the rank of Corporal before honorable discharge. Dr. Whitley graduated from Tulane University Medical School, upon graduation he interned in the New Orleans area before setting down roots in the Morgan City area in 1954.

Those left to cherish his loving memory are his wife of 62 years, Dorothy An Whitley; his four adoring daughters, Mary "Colleen" Whitley Hunter and her husband, Bill, Michele Elizabeth Whitley Olinde and her husband, Wallace, Gwenne Whitley Waddell and her husband, Robert, and Frances Whitley Nettles; 10 grandchildren, Lindsay, Trey, Taylor, William, Brittany, Michael, Brooke, Haley, Robert, and Hannah; and one sister, Patsy Shumard.

He was preceded in death by his father, William T. Whitley Sr.; his mother, Mildred Donahoe Whitley; and one brother, William T. Whitley Jr.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 9am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12noon at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City. Military honors will be rendered in the Morgan City Mausoleum following Mass.

The family would like to express their gratitude to The Crossing at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge for their dedication and care of Dr. Whitley.

Arrangements under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home, Morgan City, LA.