Michael G. Whaley, 59, of East Ridge, departed this life on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of East Ridge. He was born July 11, 1953 in Chattanooga. He attended East Ridge High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was an avid Tennessee Vols fan and enjoyed camping, water sports and shooting pool with his friends and family.Survivors include his wife, Karen Sue Whaley; son, Michael Shane Whaley; grandson, Logan Michael Whaley; parents, Charles and Mary Lou Whaley; stepson, Jeremy Dotson; sisters, Sandy Whaley and Pam Wells; brother, Terry (Connie) Whaley; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Dean officiating.Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. today.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogeeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.