Ronald C. Whaley, 62, of Rantoul died April 8, 2020, at home, surrounded by his daughters.

The family has chosen a small private cremation service memorial for Mr. Whaley due to the COVID-19 precaustions.

Mr. Whaley was born March 8, 1958, at Burnham Hospital, Champaign.

He is survived by two daughters, Marlene Adkins and Crystal Whaley, both of Rantoul; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Shumate of Farmer City and Kaleb Adkins of Rantoul.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Whaley; his father, Clyde Whaley; and a brother, Rodney Whaley, all of Rantoul.  

Mr. Whaley was a United States Army veteran. In his younger years he was a member of the Lutheran Church.

He worked at Combe Laboraties in Rantoul for 40 years. He loved his Harley-Davidson, muscle cars, “Blue Bloods,” NASCAR and football. He loved spending time with his family. He was a simple man.