Jackson Whaley

June 8, 2008 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 15) 15 Years Old

Jackson Whaley Obituary

Jackson Whaley sadly passed away peacefully at home on January 2, 2024. He was a beautiful young fifteen-year-old man who could spread joy and happiness wherever he went. His smile was so contagious and would fill your heart with love. Jackson loved being home with his family watching his favorite music videos and listening to stories. His other favorite hobbies were watching lights dance around him, car rides, day trips, swimming, Christmas time and just being with his family. He fought an illness his entire life and we now know he does not have to fight anymore. He has a brand-new body celebrating his new life in Heaven.

Jackson was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, David Whaley; maternal grandparents: Larry and Linda Furchess.

He is survived by his parents, David “Scottie” and Kelly Michelle Whaley; his brothers, Samuel and Chandler Whaley; special paternal grandmother, Shirley Whaley; two uncles: Nathan Whaley and wife Karen, Thomas Whaley; one aunt, T.J. Furchess; four special cousins: Triston and Conner Whaley, Matthew Furchess, and Hailey Wooliver. Several other cousins and friends also survive.

We want to say thank you to the following who have helped us care for our son; our family, all nurses from ProCare Home Health presently Linda Smith, Shannon Calhoun, Jessia Page, Amber Anderson, Annette Spurlock, first responders along with Washington and Carter County Ambulance Services for always being supportive and caring, also all his doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists at Niswonger Children’s Hospital and at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. This has been a devastating loss for us. We want to say thank you to all our friends and family who have reached out to us.

The family respectfully requests your presence as we remember the life of Jackson Whaley in a graveside service to be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 8, 2024 in the Evergreen Cemetery. Reverend T.R. Dunn will officiate. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:55 pm Monday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Jackson Whaley to: Kari’s Heart Foundation P.O. Box 6165
Johnson City, TN  37604 or

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Graveside Service
January 8, 2024

1:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery


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