Thomas Harrison Whitley, Jr. ’64

Thomas Harrison Whitley, Jr. ’64 passed away on Jan. 29, 2012, at Danville Regional Medical Center (Danville, Va.). Whitley was born March 2, 1942, in Wadesboro, N.C., the son of the late Thomas H. and Robbie Jean Whitley. He grew up in Yanceyville, N.C., and was a graduate of Davidson and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He played baseball at Davidson and was a lifetime, avid baseball fan. He did an internship and residency at Vanderbilt University, followed by endocrinology fellowships at the UNC and Vanderbilt University. He was board certified in endocrinology and metabolism. He was a major in the U.S. Army, serving in South Korea and Madigan Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. He moved to Danville in 1975 and was in private practice in endocrinology until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, 183 Fairmont Cir., Danville, VA 24541; his daughter, Carson Beckemeyer (Jim); his sons, Harrison, Tim (Valerie), and Rob; grandchild, Graham; and brother, Bob Whitley (Denice). Whitley loved sharing stories and quotes with his children and took pride in their accomplishments.