T. E. (Ed) Whiteley, 70

Thomas Edward (Ed) Whiteley, 70, former Brady High School coach and principal, died Sunday, Oct. 8 at his residence in Bryan after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the First Baptist Church of Bryan, the Rev. Tim Owens conducting. Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan was in charge of arrangements. Born Jan. 2, 1930, in Voca, he was the son of Jack and Ollie Whiteley. He married Dora Barsch. A graduate of Southwest Texas State University in the early 1950s, he later received his Master’s degree in 1966. While at SWTSU, he was on the basketball team. After coaching and teaching a year at Lohn, he took the same positions at Brady High School in 1954. He was the B team coach and algebra teacher his first year at BHS. He served as Brady High principal from 1966 to 1974. Moving to Claude later in 1974 as superintendent of schools, he worked several years in a Claude bank until ill health caused his retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Whiteley returned to Brady where they resided until they moved to Bryan two years ago. Survivors include his wife, Dora; a son, Kenneth Wade Whiteley of San Antonio; a daughter, Paula Bernard and her husband, Bernie, of College Station; three grandchildren, Tiffany Whiteley of San Antonio, and Austin McBroom and Amy McBroom, both of College Station. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, John and Ida Whiteley and Charles and Mary Burns. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bryan Building Fund.

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