Mr. Joel DeWayne Whittle, age 44 of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Whittle was born in Ft. Payne, Alabama on July 3, 1972, son of Joyce Brandon Spraggins and the late Terry Allen Whittle. He was a member of the Victory Tabernacle in Lafayette. Mr. Whittle was an ordained minister and was employed as a Truck Driver with Mohawk Industries. He loved wood working, riding motorcycles, tinkering with antique cars and was an avid Alabama Fan. In addition to his father, Mr. Whittle was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Mary M. Griggs.
Mr. Whittle is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Whittle; a son, J.D. Whittle; step-children, David Griggs, Jr., Anita Curtis, Donna Byars and Lisa and Michael Kirk; brother, Lamar (Lori) Spraggins; sisters, Michelle (Les) Hall and Becky (Charlie)Eaton; mother and stepfather, Joyce and Ronnie Spraggins; 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Whittle will be held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. in the Redemption Worship Center (Formerly Freedom Tabernacle) with Rev. Ken Westmoreland and Rev. LeBron Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Gruber, Gary Rape, James Samples, Clayton Pierce, Jeff Martin and Michael Kirk. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mohawk Truck Drivers and the staff of Hearth Hospice.
Mr. Whittle will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.
Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Joel DeWayne Whittle.