Gurney “Geep” Pritchett Whiteley ’47

Gurney “Geep” Pritchett Whiteley ’47, of Rockbridge Baths, Va., died Aug. 17 at Augusta Medical Center. Born Jan. 16, 1923, in Whitset, N.C., he was a son of the late Gurney Leslie Whiteley and Lece Pritchett Whiteley. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Sowers Whiteley, 31 Hide-Away Ln., Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473; two sons, David Whiteley and Jonathan Whiteley; one daughter, Patricia Whiteley; a stepson, Todd Cook; a stepdaughter, Betsy Cook; grandchildren, Jonathan and Stephanie Whiteley, and Nicholas and Nolan Cook; and great-grandson, Tyler Whiteley. He was always proud to be an alumnus of Davidson. Following Davidson, he received a bachelor of divinity degree in 1950 from Union Theological Seminary. He also received a master of theology degree from Austin Seminary in 1958, and a doctor of ministry degree from McCormick Seminary in 1975.