Joel Franklin Whitlock

Published 10:50 am Monday, October 19, 2015

Mr. Joel Franklin Whitlock, 74, of Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born Dec. 27, 1940 in Rowan County to the late Luther Franklin and Ally Ruth Seagraves Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock was retired from Salem Electric in Winston-Salem. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cooleemee and attended Union Chapel United Methodist Church. In 1982, he was one of several who helped to restart American Legion Baseball. Mr. Whitlock coached Little League baseball and football. For the last 15 years, he enjoyed spending time on the Davie County War Eagles sidelines with the coaches, players and his son, Barry. Mr. Whitlock also enjoyed going to the drag races with his sons, Ron and Russ. He was supportive of his family and their activities and loved to spend time at the beach.  His life was his love for his family.

He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Pat Boger and Joy Cook.

Survivors: his wife to whom he married April 1, 1961, Brenda Taylor Whitlock of the home; 4 children, Barry Whitlock (Jane), Donna Whitlock Jordan (David), Ron Whitlock (Marlena Parker and her son, Bryson) and Russ Whitlock (Frankie); 5 grandchildren, Tyler, Conner and Anna Jordan, Ashley Whitlock Grubb (Alex) and Madison Whitlock; 2 great-grandchildren, Whit and Luke Grubb; a sister, Brenda Whitlock Vogler of Cooleemee; special friend, Jerry Shore; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was to be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darren Crotts officiating. Burial was to follow in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friendsTuesday, Oct. 20 at the funeral home.