April 14, 2022

LOCKWOOD- A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lockwood United Methodist Church Life Center for Dr. Roger E. Whaley, 85, Lockwood, who died Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Good Shepherd Community Care and Rehabilitation Facility in Lockwood.

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lockwood Community Foundation, Lockwood United Methodist Church or charity of donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared at www.greenfieldfuneralchapel.com.

Survivors include his wife, Ella; a son, Terry Whaley and wife Jean, Springfield; grandchildren, Tera Whaley and Jeremiah Whaley; great-granddaughter, Callie Whaley and great-great-granddaughter Zoey; two sisters, Wanda Pate and husband Bill and Marlene Medin and husband Ron; a brother, Wendell Whaley and wife Chris, four nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Whaley.

Mr. Whaley was born July 20, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to Earnest and Alice Whaley. He graduated high school in Mt. Pleasant and worked in the family business before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Upon graduation he moved his family to Independence, where he established his first office in 1966. An opportunity to purchase a chiropractic practice in 1968 found the family relocating to Lockwood, where he “cracked” folks up until his retirement in 2012.

He married Ella Mae Brown on April 14, 1957, in Millersburg, Ill. Throughout his career he was involved with the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Independence, as well as civic clubs in Lockwood including the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, Lockwood Community Foundation and a variety of committees with the United Methodist Church. He also served in the Naval Reserve from 1954-1962.

He was an avid bicyclist for many years and participated in bike rides across Missouri and Iowa. He proudly participated for years as a member of Team Endorphin in local MS-150 bicycle events, raising money for Multiple Sclerosis.