JAY – On Friday, Aug. 11, we lost Brandyn Michael Whelpley, 17, of Jay, at his home in Jay. We lost our precious son much too soon.

He was born, the oldest of five, on June 26, 2000, at Farmington, a son of Kevin and Stephanie (Yeaton) Whelpley. He attended schools in Jay and would have been entering his senior year at Spruce Mountain High School.

Brandyn was a kind, sweet loving soul, a son every parent wants, and a brother every kid wishes they had. He was a great friend to everyone, and always knew how to make someone smile with his quirky sense of humor. He loved running, lifting weights, music and watching wrestling and football; he was a huge Bronco’s fan. Brandyn enjoyed going for rides with his Nana to get his favorite Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and shopping with Grampa Steve. He loved sneakers, and could never have enough! He also had a passion for cars of all makes and models.

Brandyn liked to volunteer at Bean’s Corner Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School, and was well-liked by those with whom he interacted.

He will forever be loved and missed by his family, who are deeply saddened by his passing: his mom and dad, Stephanie and Kevin Whelpley of Jay; his brother, Trevor M. and sisters, Kailyn M., Gracie E. and Raegan M., all of Jay; his very special cousin Rhylie Bubier of Jay; maternal grandmother Cathi Burke and her husband, Alan, of Farmington; maternal grandfather, Steven Yeaton of Dover, N.H.; paternal grandparents, Michael and Elaine Whelpley of Farmington; maternal great-grandparents, Lewis and Roberta Yeaton of East Wilton; paternal great-grandparents Michael and Marilyn Whelpley of Titusville, Fla.; maternal great-grandmother, his Nana, Cynthia Galen of Wilton; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal great-grandfather, David Galen, and paternal great-grandparents, Loren “Snooky” Durrell and Eldora Durrell.

His family encourages you to visit his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Brandon Michael Whelpley

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