Bill Whisnant

Published 4:26 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018

Bill Whisnant, 63, of the Dennis Cove Community in Hampton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord following a brief illness on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Bill was born in Carter County to the late William Vance Whisnant Sr. and Ruby Lee Johnson Whisnant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jani Starr Whisnant and Sue Calhoun.
Bill was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in the Vietnam Era before being honorably discharged after four years of service. He retired from the Elizabethton Postal Service and was of the Free Will Baptist faith. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children, William Chad Whisnant and wife Hillary of Hampton and Destiny Elizabeth Whisnant of Roan Mountain; one granddaughter, Dezaray Whisnant; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to honor the life of Bill Whisnant will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Minister Chris McCoury officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, or at the residence of his daughter or son at other times. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Chad Whisnant, J.D. Calhoun, Woody Whisenhunt, Doc Campbell, Wayne Johnson and Randy Gosnell. Tony Crowe will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the ICU Unit at Sycamore Shoals Hospital for the love and care shown to Bill and his family during his illness. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mr. Whisnant and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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