Terry Leonard “Boobie Bear” Whelan


Mr. Terry Leonard “Boobie Bear” Whelan, age 59, of Brandenburg, KY, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020, at his residence. Boobie Bear was an avid sports fan, but especially loved the University of Kentucky Wildcats. He was a diehard Democrat and never minded entering into a political debate.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Rose Whelan; and his brother, Jeffrey David Whelan. He is survived by three children, Chad Jeffrey Whelan, Nashville, TN, Kristen Whelan, and Caleb Whelan and his fiancé, Shelby, both of Elizabethtown, KY; his granddaughter, Ava Marie Whelan; his former wives, Sherry Johnson and Missy Whitehead; his father, Red Whelan and his wife, Shirley; three sisters, Mary Lynne Medley and her husband, Chris, Loretta Gail Whelan, Marla Kaye Wimpee and her husband, Tommy; two step-sisters, Sherry Claycomb and her husband, Frank, Angie Searcy and her husband, Willie; a step-brother, Todd Berry; two nieces, Mindy Nevitt and her husband, Jeremy, Jessica Oliver; two nephews, Matthew and Nathan Wimpee; and his great-niece and nephew, Aria and Asher Nevitt.

Funeral services will be held privately for Terry’s immediate family only, due to the COVID-19 mandates issued by the Governor of Kentucky. The service will be streamed online to the Hager Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020. Burial will take place in St. George Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.


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