Obituary for George Lee Whitley
- Name: George Lee Whitley
- Home Town: Ocean Isle Beach & Holden Beach
- Date of Death: 01/04/2019
- Birth Place: Charlotte, NC
- Birth Date: 07/13/1969
- Service Date: 01/19/2019 at 02:00 PM
- Visit Date: 01/19/2019
- Visit Times: 1:00 PM at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte
- Service Place: Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte
George Lee Whitley from Ocean Isle Beach and formerly from Holden Beach passed away unexpectedly from Pneumonia and a heart attack on January 4, 2019. George was Born in Charlotte, North Carolina July 13, 1969 where George lived until attending College and graduating from East Carolina University with honors in 1991 with a BS degree in Industrial Science and Technology.
10-19-90 George was voted Member of Beta Mu Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, The International Honorary Professional Fraternity for Education in Technology School of Industry & Technology, East Carolina University
In 1991 George was awarded the Kenneth L. Bing scholarship presented by Epsilon Pi Tau, Beta Mu Chapter East Carolina.
George always wanted to fly airplanes commercially and so prior to graduating from ECU George attended and Graduated from Lenoir Community College with an Aviation Management Degree. April 5, 1990 Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Graduated George from the Pilot Proficiency Federal Aviation Administration Ground School Curriculum for approved Instrument Rating June 15 1988, and in 1989 he was certified as fully accredited member of the American Medical Support Flight Team by the Federal Aviation Administration and was elected as flight team leader.
George's career path took him first into the Motion Picture and Television production business starting as Production Assistant, and quickly distinguished himself as a stellar location scout and Assistant Location Manager, and Location Manager among other positions. George worked on many motion picture productions to mention just a few are: " The Hudsucker Proxy", "Jungle Book", "To Gillian on her 37th birthday", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Date With An Angel", "Ink Well", "Bitter Blood", Stompin' at the Savoy", "American Gothic", "The War", "The Jackal", "Empire Records", "Amos and Andrew", "The Grave," and numerous other motion picture and TV productions. George made many wonderful friends while he worked in the film industry, but his true passion was Internet Technology, and in George's fashion he changed professional gears, and moved from motion picture productions into the fast paced Internet Technology field, where he excelled and gained a regional reputation as being one of the best Webmasters in the Southeast.
George loved flying, boating, fishing, surfing, nature, farming, all animals (especially the ones he rescued), children, his friends, his family, life, and above all else his heavenly father. He was a Christian, believed Jesus died for our sins, and we only get to heaven thru his Grace. George now resides in the Kingdom of Heaven and is soaring above us all. He was his heavenly father's son before he was his mother's son, and now he is home forever. No one will miss him more than his mother.
George's father Jerry Whitley; who practiced law in Charlotte, pre-deceased his son George. George is survived by his mother Martha Lee of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, his sister, Ashlyn D. Whitley of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, his Uncle and Aunt, Kent and Dianna Lee of Monroe, NC, and numerous wonderful cousins Lauren Lee Mitchell (Josh) of Charlotte, NC and Kent Lee Jr. of Wilmington, NC, Teddy O'Quinn of Wrightsville Beach,NC, Bob O'Quinn (Catherine) of Wrightsville Beach NC, Allen and Carolyn Lee of Greensboro NC, Libby Lee Inscoe of Ashville, NC , Beth O'Quinn Murphy (Dan) of Middleburg VA., Travis Lee of Charlotte NC, Jennifer Lee Cordes (Mike) of Baltimore Maryland. Allen Lee Jr. (Ann) Raleigh, N.C., Bethany Lee Farabee (Kevon) of Greensboro NC and many other sweet cousins. Family sends a special thank you to his dearest beloved friends (and ours), especially Chris Klingenberger & Steve Wright Jr. of Wilmington & Wrightsville Beach NC, Nancy Collins, Charlotte NC, Libby Featherston, Southport NC, Mary Weisgerber, New York, and Harmon Duncan, Erwin, Tenn.
A Memorial Service for George will be held on Saturday,January 19, 2019 at Brunswick Funeral Service, 5229 Ocean Highway W., Shallotte, NC 28470. Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. and service will start at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor, Leon Weber.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte
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