Clayton Ray Whitley, Sr.

December 11, 1947 - January 18, 2020

12/11/1947 - 01/18/2020

Past Services

Monday January 20, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Tuesday January 21, 2020
11:00 am
Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
252.826.2035 | Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Matt Jones will be officiating the service.


Additional Information:

There will be a private burial at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.

Clayton Ray Whitley, Sr. age 72, of Scotland Neck, passed away on January 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was affectionately known as Muscles.

He was born on December 11, 1947 to Grover and Louise Whitley. Clayton graduated from Oak City High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was married to Molly Pittman on April 26, 1977.  Clayton worked as a meat cutter for several of the grocery store chains until retiring in 2010 due to his health.  Clayton loved his family and going to the club house in Oak City.  He enjoyed being with his friends, Eddie, Herbie, Grayland, Bennie, Rusty, Nick, Travis, the late Cush Turner and the late Doug Cannon.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Meeks Whitley, father, Grover Cleveland Whitley, Sr. and three sisters, Margaret Roberson, Ann Brown and Donnie Martin.

Clayton is survived by his wife Molly of the home, daughter, Becky Whitley Conner and her husband Mark of Williamston; two sons, Clay Whitley and his wife Melissa of Scotland Neck, Michael  Rogers and his wife Robbie of Rocky Mount; a brother, Grover Cleveland Whitley Jr. and his wife Betty of Tarboro; four granddaughters, Chasity Triaga and her husband Andy of Williamston, Tyler Chavonne and her husband Tyson of Fayetteville, Lexi Rogers of Rocky Mount and Ashleigh Sweat and her husband Stephen of Hillsboro; three grandsons, Brandon Whitley and his wife Allison of Wilmington, Caleb Whitley of Scotland Neck and Justin Stewart of Charleston, SC; three great-granddaughters, Lannie Whitley of Wilmington, Harper Whitley of Wilmington and Beth Triaga of Williamston and a great-grandson, Nicholas Triaga of Williamston.

The family will receive friends Monday, January 20, 2020 from 6:00-7:30PM at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:00AM at the Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service with the Rev. Matt Jones officiating.

There will be a private interment at the Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 372, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Whitley family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Sue S. Davis
3 years ago

Clay, Molly and family,

I am so very sorry to hear about Clayton. I know your hearts are heavy and broken but remember all the good times, always laughing and joking, the memories that will keep him with you every day and help your hearts to heal I pray. Just know he is waiting for you on the other side and I pray God will bless you all and hold you close and give you the strength you need now. God bless

William Whitehurst
3 years ago

Clayton and Bill are cutting up right now as I write this message. The world is a little less bright without Clayton in it. I have many memories of us all at the beach I will never forget!

3 years ago

So sorry to hear about Clayton’s passing. I worked with him at Harris’ and Food Lion. I have known him for many years. He was one of the nicest men you will ever meet. My heart goes out to all of the family. May God bless you.

Kim Sawyer
3 years ago

My heart is heavy and with the family . . .May God bless each of you with his healing peace and grace. Heaven has surely gained an Angel! Hold tight to your memories. . . I promise they will bring a smile to your heart and soul just when you need it!

Wanda D Glass
3 years ago

Sending my condolences to u all. I worked at Harris Supermarket and at Foodlion with Clayton. He was a good guy n always made u laugh. RIP Clayton

3 years ago

So sorry for your lost. Clayton Ray and I spent many a day playing together. We use to play under uncle Grover’s house with bottles and brickbats. What fun days on the farm in Oak City. God rest his soul and wrap his arms around his family.

Carol Moore
3 years ago

Molly and family, Im so sorry for your loss. Clayton was a good guy and loved by many. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Betty Howell
3 years ago

Molly, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will remain in my prayers. May the Lord give you strength, courage and peace in your heart. May the Lord be with you in the coming days and future. God Bless!

Russ & Susie Fleming
3 years ago

Molly & family,
We are so sorry to learn of Clayton’s passing.
Know that our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Take care.

Buddy and Barbara Bennett
3 years ago

Buddy and l just found out about the loss of your dad. Our prayers are with you and your entire family during this most difficult time.