Ira O. Whealton Jr.

Published 7:01 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Mr. Ira Olin Whealton Jr., age 77, a resident of 655 Harding Lane, Chocowinity, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at his home.

Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Memorial Free Will Baptist Church and were conducted by Rev. Chuck Owens.

Mr. Whealton was born in Pamlico County on April 10, 1940, to the late Ira and Avis Richardson Whealton. On July 23, 1971, he married Lou Ann Harding, who survives. He was a 1958 graduate of Pamlico County High School, retired from Hamilton Beach with 20 years of service and served in the National Guard. He was a member of Memorial Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Ann Whealton, of the home; two daughters, Patti Whealton Alleman, of Chocowinity, and Angie Ramsey, of Chocowinity, two sons, Robert Earl Whealton and wife Valerie, of Chocowinity, and Tim Whealton and wife Gayle, of Chocowinity; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Bodie Alleman, three brothers and one sister.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Memorial Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Sandra Brabble, 2444 W. Barr Rd., Chocowinity, NC 27817.

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