James Patrick Whitley

May 8, 1960 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 60)


James P. Whitley 60, of Naples, Florida, passed away on February 7, 2021 at home, surrounded by family.  Jim was born and raised in Newark, NJ.  As a kid, Jim enjoyed playing football.  In 1973, he was the Most Valuable Player of the Vailsburg Junior Football League, where he was a Safety and a Tight End.
He left New Jersey for Florida in the late eighties. For the last 30 years, Jim was a loyal employee of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.  
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Zenaida.  He is survived by his loving brothers Russ, Frank and Dan. He was a loving brother-in- law to Kathy, Nenita and Paul and  had many loving relatives in the Philippines.  Jim was a Loving uncle to Tom, Dan, Sara, Kelly, Mercedes and Patrick. Jim was predeceased by his father, Frank and mother, Helen.
Visitation will be held on Thursday February 11, 2021 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at  Fuller Funeral Home East 4735 Tamiami Trail East,  Naples
Funeral Mass will be on Friday February 12, 2021 at 10:30am at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Naples
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Avow Hospice, Naples

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