Tyrone E. Whitley

Sunrise: December 13, 1947

Sunset: October 10, 2023

Tyrone E. Whitley began this life on December 13, 1947 in Portsmouth, VA. He was the third of six children born to the late Arlethia and Arthur Whitley.  He was educated in the Portsmouth School System and graduated from I.C. Norcom High School, Class of 1967.  

In 1969, Tyrone enlisted in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran where he received his Purple Heart in 1970. Following his distinguished military career, he continued his education at Norfolk State University from where he received a BS in Business Administration, Class of 1977.  While attending Norfolk State University, Tyrone worked for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 2001 after 30 years of service.

Tyrone was a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He was initiated in Virginia Beach, VA by the Gamma XI Chapter in 1979. 

Tyrone enjoyed a wide variety of interests, he would often be found on a golf course and was a member of the Baker Senior Golfers Club. He had a passion for scouting for lawn mowers to collect, repair and sell. He was an ardent fan of the Washington Commanders football team. Tyrone loved to dress to impress. Everyone recognized that he was a sharp dresser!

Tyrone was a faithful member of the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church for nearly 15 years.  He loved the lord and always encouraged others to study God’s word.

Tyrone was predeceased by his daughter, Deidra, parents Arthur and Arlethia, his sisters Helen, Barbara, Gloria, and Arlethia.  He is survived by wife Veronica Whitley, his daughters Arnita Whitley and Regis Butler, grandson Amir Whitley, sister Beverly Kelley and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, October 18, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service Thursday, October 19, 2023 11:00am Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church 2201 Wingfield Avenue Chesapeake, VA 23324

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    Daphne Waring-Sorrell says

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Tyrone Whitley.

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    Gail S. Peters says

    To my dear and longtime friend. You will be missed. Sleep on and get your rest, God is the Master, and he knows Best.

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    Napoleon Howard says

    Condolences to the family of Tyrone Whitley. I am going to miss Tyrone very much, but I know that God knows best. Rest in peace my friend.

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    Mary Holloway says

    To the family. We are so sorry for your loss. The death of a love one can be extremely difficult to cope with. Many have found comfort in the promise found there at Acts 24:15. There it speaks about the Resurrection. Do draw comfort in the promise found there and please know you and your family will be in our prayers…MaryAnn

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    Carolyn D James says

    Prayers and Condolences to the family. I’ve known Tee and the family since our childhood in Douglass Park. He will be missed.

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    Darryl Choate says

    So sorry, my sincere condolences to the Whitley family.

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    Bev Ward (Delores) says

    Condolences, prayers and much love to you and the family. Our childhood was combined by our family, so we always shared memories of our lives in Douglass Park. Rest in heaven, Tee Tee, my brother. 🙏🏾💔🙏🏾🌹

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    Brenda Hayes says

    Prayers and Condolences to the family.
    Tyrone you will truly be miss.

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    Bessie Hardy says

    October 14,2023, 8pm
    My condolences go out to the family. Tyrone was a friend and classmate. Rest
    In Peace my friend you have gained your wings.
    Bessie Hardy
    Class 1967 I C Norcom

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    Linnea Palmer says

    To Tyrone’s family I send you all my deepest condolences. This is a very hard time for you all, but you have to know that he’s not suffering and Tyrone will always be there in all your memories and love that he had. May God continue to be your guiding hands. Praying for comfort. From your 67 classmate.

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    Dorothy Black Caldwell says

    Tyrone was one of my favorite classmates of the I. C. Norcom class of 1967. My condolences go to his family. May God bless you with comfort as you mourn.

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    Peter H. Singleton says

    Rest In Peace my classmate..
    Peter Singleton, Class of 1967

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    Peter H. Singleton says

    Rest In Peace my classmate.

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    Jemmott R. Harris says

    I was so so sorry to hear of T’s passing. I’ve known him from JR High to ICN High. Class 1967. Many prayers for the family.

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    T. Wilson, Esq. says

    My condolences to the Whitley family…

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    Joe Basnight says

    My condolences and prayers to the Whitley family. God bless..

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    Elisha “Cadillac” Harris says

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Rest in peace, my Brother Tyrone.💜🙏🏽

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    Phillip O Bagley says

    I miss the rounds we will never get to play. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family and may God keep you in his love and grace until I see you again.

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    Nelda Hughley says

    My Sincere Condolences to the family . Tyrone was loved by all that knew him . He was a true gentleman. May God Speed him on his Heavenly journey. Your Upscale Family will miss your presence..
    Always in our Hearts
    Nelda Hughley

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    Milton Ray Dixon, Jr says

    God assures us that death is
    Powerless over us. When we
    die , we merely step over to a
    new life that is eternal and full
    of joy.

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    Rosetta Wadley says

    Rosetta Wadley says

    October 20, 2023 8:58 pm
    Prayers and condolences to the family. He was a great friend and an ex neighbor. May you rest in peace.

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    Rosetta Wadley says

    Rosetta Wadley says

    October 20, 2023 8:58 pm
    Prayers and condolences to the family.

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    Anitra Johnson says

    My dear friend I will miss you
    Your picture fell out of my bible I called you for 2 days to check on you! I did not know God had already called you home
    You were a blessing and a true friend to lots of people and you loved your family
    May you rest in Heaven
    Hope to see you there

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