Charles Zartman Whaley


Charles “Chuck” Zartman Whaley, WB0OFA, 70, Olathe, KS passed away April-05-2018 at Good Samaritan Society and Good Shepherd Hospice. Gravesite will be at Virgil City Cemetery in Virgil City, MO. A Graveside memorial will be held in May. Mr. Whaley was born 12-30-47 in Hannibal, MO.
Personal Background: Army Vietnam Veteran tour from 1970-71, HAM Radio operator, call letters: WB0OFA, partner in Lowell-Kangas and Associates Inc and former Kansas City area ERA (Electronics Representatives Association) President. Cub Scout Master of Pack 3248 and member of the Heart of America Council.
He was preceded in death by his father Charles Whaley and Mother Anna Zartman Whaley Peters.
Survivors include Kyle Whaley (son), Charlotte White (sister), Linda Wise (former spouse), and Ursula Pearson (significant other).


  1. Linda Madl on April 7, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    So sorry to learn of Chuck’s passing. He and Linda were neighbors of mine for many years in Merriam. He was a very kind person and raised a wonderful son…Kyle. Am certain he will be missed by many.

  2. Gary Linke on June 9, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Just learned of Chuck’s passing today, June 9, 2018. Tried to contact him last year on June 19, 50 years after we started work at Western Electric in St. Louis. MO. Chuck and I were room mates for several years until his first marriage. He was one of my good friends while he was living in St. Louis. We did many things together including putting CB radios in Lou Cooley’s race boat.
    No other boat racers had radios to talk to their pit crew back then. He got is ham radio license about that time and was one of the few people that could make phone calls from his car through the ham radio station in Kirkwood, MO. I am sorry to hear of his passing.

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