WAYNE J. Wayne Whitley, 63, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 20, 2009. He entered into the arms of the Lord peacefully in his sleep at his home in Snellville, GA. Wayne had ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and fought courageously since his diagnosis in 2007. Wayne was born in Macon, GA and attended Riley Elementary School and Lanier High School until 1961 when his family relocated to Atlanta. He graduated from East Atlanta High School and attended DeKalb College. He retired from Atlanta Gas Light Company with over 25 years of service and was a devoted member of Ingleside Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanette and Harvey Whitley. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Mary Laird Whitley, daughter & son-in-law, Melissa & Christopher Apostol of Augusta, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Craig & Lisa Elrod Whitley of Bluffton, SC; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Mary Grace Apostol, who loved their PawPaw so much; sister, & brother-in-law, Patricia & Ron Grace of Bonaire, GA; sister-in-law & brother-in-law Martha Laird Bowen & Robert Bowen of Atlanta, GA; his faithful and loving dog, Riley; other devoted family members and a host of friends. A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Wayne Whitley will be held Wednesday September 23, 2009 at Ingleside Presbyterian Church at 11:00 AM with Pastor Bill Bratley officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Church. Those desiring may make Memorial Gifts to Ingleside Presbyterian Church Building Fund or Missions Fund, 1001 Old Snellville Rd, Lawrenceville GA 30044, or to the ALS Association of Georgia, 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30329 in Memory of Wayne Whitley. “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.” Jeremiah 17:7. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200.