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100 Branchview Drive NE
PO Box 344
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-786-3168
Fax: 704-782-5766
Marty Whitley

Marty Whitley

Sunday, December 7th, 1952 - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Mr. Marvin “Marty” Durwood Whitley, Jr. passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Universal Health Care.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Marty was born December 7, 1952 in Concord to the late Marvin D. Whitley and Irene Blackwelder Whitley. He was a certified piano tuner, and a gifted musician and songwriter. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Shyana Skie.

Marty is survived by children, Bradly Whitley and wife Jennifer of Oakboro; Starr Russell and husband Matthew of Mt. Pleasant, Faith Coble and Kyle of Locust, Alex Schneider of Kentucky; siblings, Nelson Lee and wife Emily of Kannapolis, Teka W. King and husband Buddy of Concord, and Jeff Whitley of Concord; grandchildren, Gracie Whitley, Jaden Whitley, Bailey Russell, Jaxon Coble, Talan Coble, Glory Coble, Oaklen Coble, Daniel Brown, and Langston Brown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
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Jon(Barry) McCall

Posted at 08:16pm
Marty and I were good friends while we were in High School in the early 70’s. He had dreams while the rest of us were just trying to get through school. Those dreams were always grand, of going to Nashville, and writing songs. His head was always in the clouds. God Bless you Marty! I think you finally did make it to Nashville!

Terry and Debbie Treece

Posted at 08:12pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping everyone in thoughts and prayers.

Ken Hatley

Posted at 03:40pm
I have no Marty for many years Molly was an excellent musician one of the last aural piano tuners and the United States and a great songwriter rest in peace Marty and and I love you brother but you're at a better place thanks for all the years.

Ken Hatley Posted at 08:22pm

I apologize for such shoddy writing on my story on Marty but I am using voice to text some words that didn't pick up I pray that the Holy Spirit will fill you with Comfort at this time of grief.

Ken Hatley

Posted at 07:45pm
It is with great sadness that I woke up this morning and what called and told Marty had passed at 7:25 a.m. Marty was an extremely talented musician and songwriter and a world class piano tunesmith. I have been knowing Marty since he was a young man guided him into songwriting taking him to Nashville the first time and exposing the music industry to him Marty is like a little brother to me and I will greatly miss him and I give my greatest condolences and deepest condolences to his family whose brother Eddie, his sister Teka, brother Jeff and to his children and grandchildren Marty was very special

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