Scott R. Whitley, Age 72 of Dacula, Ga, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 10, 2016. He was born in Ferndale, MI on October 13, 1944. The only son of Howard Whitley and Katherine Litton. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Paula Whitley whom he married on April 10, 1990. Also surviving, combined with Paula, are his six children Jon Whitley, Cynthia Whitley, Kelly Payne, Stacy Bucci and her husband Richard, Charles Ford, Michele Cochran and her husband David and Their beloved dog Lucy. Seven grandchildren, Sarah Trevino, Thomas Rhodes, Melanie Peterson, Kayla Whitley, Kody Whitley, Samantha Chockley and Joey King. His three sisters, Robyn Dowdall and her husband Tim and their two sons Matt and John Dowdall, His sister Susan Whitley and her four children Scott, Joseph, Katherine and Michael Llop, His sister Melissa Joseph and her two sons Richard and Eric Joseph. He is also survived by his two Sisters-in-law Margaret Huxley and her husband Jim and their daughter Krissi Huxley, His sister in-law Kerrie Betor and her husband Paul and their two children David Banville and his wife Gabriela , Kerrie Anne Harrington and her husband Brian and many more family members that he loved so dearly. Scott is a veteran of the Vietnam war where he served as a projectionist for the Army. After his military tour, Scott (Known as Rooster to many of his buddies) was in law enforcement in College Park, GA for 24 years from which he retired in 2006. He received many distinguished awards during his career as a police officer and his time as a Sargent in the Army. Scott never knew a stranger and he always loved making new friends as well as connecting with old ones. He had many people who loved and adored him. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend to all who knew him. Scott leaves a legacy of love laughter and adventure and he will be very missed. Today we will celebrate the life of such an amazing man and through stories and our hearts he will forever live on. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. A private family inurnment is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. Online condolences may be expressed at  Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046.  770-277-4550

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  1. Sorry for your loss. ?I worked with Scott for many years and he was a very nice guy. We had many fun times & memories at the police department. I will keep your family in my prayers?.

  2. I met Scott when we were rookie cops at APD. We worked on the Missing-Murdered Children’s task force and we decided to leave there and go to other departments. I went to Hapeville PD and he to College Park. We had a lot of laughs while at the task force. It was an experience. Scott is a good man and police officer. May his family find strength, comfort and peace by the grace of God.

  3. So sorry Paula and family for your loss.He was such a nice man. Paula I know you will miss him.I will be praying for you and the family.God Bless you all.Love you Paula.

  4. Scott (Rooster) you will be missed by many! friend.
    My condolences to the family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

  5. So sorry to hear about your loss. He was a good man. Paula wish I could be there for you but you are in my prayers and my heart. Love you my dear friend.

  6. RIP Scott, I always in joyed our talks we had at work. I am grateful for all the advise that you gave me, not only for Police work but for life also. You will be missed.

  7. How crazy we were as kids growing up in St Pete,Fl. So many thoughts crossed my mind. as I heard the news this morning RIP. Old friend,see you later.

  8. Here’s to the good times we had in Zone 3. R&R Express to the end. You and Mike, I’m sure, are catching up on past times. Time to go 10-7. RIP brother.

  9. Well Rooster we met under different circumstances fun times at Service merchandise because of the love of my life, my best friend Rock your buddy on the R&R Express. Thank you for all the laughs thru the years! Give hugs to Mikie for me buddy see you sometime in the future Sending hugs❤️?

  10. Scott you and I had wonderful times as well as sad times as we both worked together at College Park PD. I will always remember you laugh and the smile you always wore. And others that write are right you never met anyone that you could not call a friend in a matter of hours. I would like to express my prayers for the family for their loss, however you are now a guardian of God, and all of heaven. Rest in peace my friend, my mentor.

  11. You were truly a great guy, so sincere and caring. The world is most definitely worse without you in it. RIP.

  12. Dear Paula,
    I have just learned of Scott’s passing. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Scott was a wonderful and kind person. We spoke on the phone often and exchanged puppy dog photos. He adored both of you. Please know that I am praying for all of you. Please take care.
    Gina, NormaAshleigh, Sally & Molly Hoffmann

  13. I thank you for all your sincere advice. You were more than a awesome Officer you were a great friend. Rest in Heaven until we meet again.
    Peace and Blessing

  14. RIP Rooster. You are a great guy and friend. You and Mike were always good close friends and I know how you missed Mike. Now we will miss you the same way. I know the two of you are on watch on each side of God. So sorry to the entire family. I will miss his calls to make sure I was ok.

  15. scott was a long time neighbor & friend. will miss talking to you & keeping up with what’s going on in the neighborhood & the world.

  16. RIP Rooster!!! You were a true friend and colleague. I enjoyed working with you at College Park PD. God has call a good man home to now serve closer with him. My prayers goes out to the entire family.

  17. Scott, you were a blessing to all who knew you. Tom loved working with you for the many years at CPPD and we both loved your friendship. You will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know you. Many prayers for Paula and your family.
    Love you,
    Tom and Jane Hayes Kuzniacki

  18. Paula,
    So sorry for your loss. Scott was a great man and he will be missed.
    Praying for you and your family.

  19. Scott was indeed a wonderful example to so many in College Park. We will miss him and feel grateful that he came our way.
    Don and I are deeply saddened by his loss.

  20. Heartfelt Condolences to Scotts family. My husband Bob and him worked together many years and both had a great friendship. I’ve worked in Admin at the PD for years while he was in Community Cops . He was such a nice person that I always saw what a huge difference he made in the life’s of others. Not a day would go by that he wasn’t working toward making things happen and doing good. Now he’s in a much better place RIP. May your family find comfort with the all memories Scott gave.

  21. Miss you dad love you my heart is broken for those who don’t know me I am is first child sorry I can’t make it there

  22. We are so sorry about your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  23. I wish I could have visited Scott in Atlanta more often he was a great guy and a wonderful cozin
    My deepest condolences go to Susan Melissa and Robin may Scott rest in piece

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