James "Pop" Whitley


James "Pop" Whitley, 86 of Cartersville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, with family by his side.

James was born May 15, 1936, to the late George W. and Janie Holloway Whitley. Pop spent as much time as he could at baseball fields throughout Georgia watching his grandsons play baseball. That kept him young. He never met a stranger and left an impression on every person he met. Everyone seemed to adopt him as their Pop and that was fine by him.

James was preceded in death by Nancy, his wife of 25 years. Siblings; Margaret, Evelyn, Betty, George and Roy. Survivors include children, John A. Whitley of Adairsville, Jimmy "Wiggles" and Melissa Whitley of Acworth. Grandchildren; Dillon, Jordyn, Taylor and Jack. Brother; Bill (Janice) Whitley of Calhoun. Numerous nieces and nephews. Lifelong best friends; Dub Adams of Cartersville and Andy Hicks of Panama City, Florida.

The family would like to thank the staff at Transitions Hospice for loving and caring for Pop in his last days. You all were beyond amazing. Go rest in paradise Pop, and "Hang around like an old dude."