June 18, 2024 5:27 AM
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In Memoriam: Jimmy Whitley, Jr.

Jimmy Whitley, Jr., Hilton Head Electric, Inc.

March 29, 1963-May 25, 2022

Jimmy E. Whitley Jr., 59, was born and raised in Charlotte, N.C. and worked at the Charlotte Convention Center where he met his wife, Cindy. He owned and operated J.E. Whitley Electric, Inc. in Mooresville, N.C., for 20 years and then moved to Hilton Head for a simpler life. After moving to Hilton Head he opened Hilton Head Electric, Inc., which he has operated for the past 20 years. He also owned Chairfighters, “the mechanical bull of the fishing world.”

Jimmy loved to go boating, fishing and just hanging out with his friends. He was a kind soul who was always there for anyone that needed his help.

“I will miss Jimmy very much. He was a kind man. Always with a smile. My husband and I always enjoyed irunning into Jimmy and catching up. Go easy friend!!”—Jean Fonseca

He is survived by his wife, Cindy, son Joshua, daughter Kylie, his three sisters; Tonya McCullough (David), Belmont, NC, Terry Whitley, Cramerton, NC and Teresa Lewis (Jim), Mt. Holly, NC as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Sr. and Carole.

In lieu of flowers a GoFundMe page in support of the family has been created. A Celebration of Life was held June 4 at the Smokehouse in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To share a memory or send condolences, visit his online guestbook at https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/jimmy-whitley-jr-obituary?pid=202084919&v=batesville&view=guestbook

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