Mr. Whitley was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Bradford, Arkansas, to Cecil and Trinnie Whitley.
Survivors include his son, Bennie “Buster” C. Whitley Jr. of Woodway; two brothers, Bobby R. Whitley of New Braunfels and Jerry L. Whitley of Odessa; sister, Betty Jean Whitley of Fentress; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Refugio.
Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Refugio.