Chase Andrew Winfield Whitley, 79, formerly of Kannapolis, passed away at his daughter’s home in Winston Salem on Monday, July 13, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 28, 1940 in Stanly County, a son of the late Clifford Lee Whitley and Alma Thompson Whitley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Ann (Sallie) Caudle Whitley, sons, Todd Whitley and Shohn Whitley, siblings, Hettie Campbell, Pauline Melton, Susie Barker, Betty Ranson and Grayham Whitley.
Chase was a nationally known artist, sculptor and designer. Over many years his artistic career developed beginning as a package & towel designer at Cannon Mills, to exhibiting and teaching sculpture in St. Petersburg, Russia. He later opened his first gallery, the ‘Crow’s Nest Gallery’ in Kannapolis, followed by CAWW Studio out of his home.
A celebration of Chase’s life will be held at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Tyler Tankersley, Pastor, of Ardemore Baptist Church, on Wednesday, July 22nd, at 2:00 pm.
Chase is survived by his daughter, Kelly Whitley Plott, grandchildren, Sarah Meghan Chapman, Sydney Plott, Collin Plott, Destiny Farmer, Shohna Whitley, Jacob Whitley, Mackenzie Georgia, Jordan Haney, great grandchildren, Elijah Chapman, Ezra Nunn, Anson Farmer, Autrey Farmer, siblings, Robert Whitley, Ernest Whitley and Judy Tyner.
Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice.
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