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1992 Jack 2023

John Hardin "Jack" Whaley

April 17, 1992 — June 29, 2023

John Hardin (Jack) Whaley passed away on June 29, 2023.  He was the husband of Lana Kai Whaley and father of Piper Leara Whaley.

Born in Columbia, Tn on April 17, 1992. Jack was the son of Jill (John) Karby and Sean Whaley. He graduated from Marshall County High School. He graduated with high honors and was a four-year letterman in baseball.  Jack continued his education receiving a degree from Middle Tennessee in education.  He was a physical education teacher at Nolensville Elementary.  He loved his co-workers and students.

Visitation for Jack will be at First Presbyterian Church, Sunday, July 2, 2023, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and the Memorial Service will follow at the First Presbyterian Church at 5:00 PM .

Jack is survived by his wife, Lana and daughter, Piper.  He is also survived by his mother, Jill (John) Karby; mother-in-law, Kristy Harmon; grandparents, Harvey (Papa) and Donna (Nonna) Gillespie and Buddy (PawPaw) and Wanda (Nanny) Whaley; and grandmother-in-law, Diane Holder; sister, Austyn Whaley; brothers, Walker and Bryson Whaley; aunts Ginger (Scott) Tepedino, Barbara (Brad) Medley, Shona Norman, and Shari (Tim) Taylor; and many cousins that he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his father Sean Whaley and grandfather in law Jimmy (Twitch) Holder.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. Mail the check to TSPN at 1321 Murfreesboro Pike #155, Nashville, TN 37217.

Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be extended online at

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