Albert Franklin Whelchel
Funeral Time: Friday, January 11th at 1:00PM
Albert Franklin Whelchel, age 91 of Wilmore, KY. Beloved husband of the late Mary Lee Whelchel, went home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2019. He was the son of the late Joe F. and Maggie Sosebee Whelchel of Gainesville Georgia. Surviving are five children; David (Malika) Whelchel of Wilmore, KY., Mark (Jamie) Whelchel of Louisville, KY., John (Sherry) Whelchel of Wilmore, KY., Rebecca (Charles) Nodell of Royal Palm Beach, FL., and Elizabeth (David) Beaty of Seoul, South Korea. Surviving are eleven grandchildren; Jeremy, Joshua (Amanda), Zachary (Sharayah), Nadia, Hannah (Ben), and Sarah Whelchel, Sarah and Jessica Nodell, and Hava, Acacia and Tolan Beaty. Five sisters; Ruth Nix, Irene Brooks, Gertrude Moxley, Blanche Cash, Josephine Buice and two brothers; Ernest and Raymond Whelchel; and a daughter-in-law, Gretchen Whelchel, preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Lyman Hall High School. Gainesville, GA. Asbury College, Wilmore, KY., and the Chandler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA. He and his wife served 41 years as missionaries of the United Methodist Church in North GA. in the Red Bird Mission Conference in Eastern Kentucky, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Visitation will be from 5-8p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Rd. Lexington, KY. Funeral Service will be at 1:00p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 in the Clark Chapel, Wilmore UMC, 209 E. Main Street, Wilmore, KY 40390. Burial will be in the Wilmore Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Clark Chapel Reparation Fund, Wilmore UMC.