Whatley, Tillery pass away

Two local leaders passed away over the past several days.

Russell Whatley Jr. of Mineral Wells died at the age of 94 last week. Whatley headed the Russell Whatley Motor Company, which was established by his father, and was very involved in community service.

And Leroy Tillery, former head of Weatherford’s Economic Development Authority, passed away on Saturday. Tillery had suffered a stroke earlier in the month. He was 77.

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