Richard ‘Dick’ Carlton Whaley passed away on January 22, 2024. He resided in Colorado Springs for 65 years and practiced as an attorney.

Richard was born on March 5, 1943, to Eugene Bissel Whaley and Amy Whaley in Rome, New York. On October 15, 1988, Richard and Nelyda “Nellie” Whaley joined in union to a beautiful marriage in Colorado Springs.

Dick graduated from Widefield High School in 1961. After that he attended Otero College. He fell in love with law after having to present his case against five lawyers with only textbook knowledge- and won. Dick went to law school in Denver afterwards and practiced law up until his passing.

Dick served in the United States Military under the C.I.A. as a sniper during the Vietnam war. He always had a strong, fighter spirit. He carried that fight into the court rooms and won almost every case.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and a sharp wit. Dick could make anyone laugh. He grew up going hunting and fishing with his father, which he continued to do his entire life. Dick also frequented the gun range and was a member of the American Rifle Association. He was a sharpshooter up until his late life as well.

He is survived by his best friend and caregiver of 13 years, Pravitar Williams; his sister, Sharon Kay Whaley-Speak; his daughter, Scherie; and his three cats: Rascal, Precious, and Buddy.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association in honor of his late wife Nellie.

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  1. With my deepest condolences to you Pam. RIP Richard.

    1. Thank you…

  2. We feel so lucky to have been neighbors and friends to Dick. I’ll sure miss our visits.

    1. Thank you..

  3. Richard,
    Thank you for your kindness, caring, and willingness to help to the best of your abilities since the day we met until the day you said goodbye. May God bless your spirit to rest in peace, and may your goodness carry you through the journey you are now on, until we meet again.
    Richard Whaley…you will always in our hearts.

    Pravitar Williams..
    Pam, no doubt that you are going through a life changing experience.
    You are not only losing your boss but you are losing your life builder, best friend, and roommate. Be strong and carry on to the next chapter for him, he will always be proud of you. God bless your heart, Pam.
    Mickie Carriker and family.

    PS: Sharon Kay Whaley-Speak,
    Respectfully from me and sorry for your loss. We know you from Pam and Richard, they mentioned you in conversation. Your brother, Richard was our best friend and will forever remain in our hearts. Thank you for your kind relationship with my best friend and sister, Pam, through all of these years.

    1. Thank you…ka

  4. Dick, I will miss you greatly! You were my best friend. I hope you found piece.

    1. Thank you…

  5. Richard – I only knew you for a short time but in that time you gave me one of the best gifts ever. The gift of laughter. Thank you. In reading your obituary, I realized you were born in Rome and I was born in Utica. What a small world. We miss you dearly. I will take of Pam. Rest easy.

    1. Thank you…

  6. Pam, I am sorry for our loss but happy for Dick’s suffering to be over. For a sniper the worst loss is going blind.

    1. Thank you…and love you…

  7. Thank you, Pam, for being their with him till his last moment. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was caring, determined and a fighter. Richard, you will be missed.

    1. Thank you..

  8. As a friend from long ago, I was saddened to learn just now of Richard’s passing. All who knew him shall miss him. My condolences to his family and friends.

  9. Thank you…

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