James Allen Whisenant

Apr 26, 2014

Loving Family Man

WAYNESVILLE — Mr. James “Allen” Whisenant, 71, of Waynesville, passed away April 25, 2014. He was born in Caldwell County to the late James and Blannie Story Whisenant.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim; sister, Joyce Selnick; and his former wife, Sara. Mr. Whisenant enjoyed bowling, NASCAR and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Whisenant, of Waynesville; sons, David Whisenant, and his wife, Denny, of Brevard, Andy Whisenant,of Las Vegas, Mark Lewis, and his wife, Ronda, of Wyandotte Michigan; daughters, Tammy Hice, and her husband, Ronnie, of Lenoir, Carrie Leopard, and her husband, Ray, of Brevard, Jamie Kalis, and her husband, Darrin, of Waynesville; brother, Gary Whisenant, and his wife, Debbie, of Lenoir; sister, Marie Looper, and her husband, John, of Lenoir; 20 grandchildren, including the two that he and Sandra raised, Brian Pressley, and his wife, Kelly, of Lenoir, Matt Pressley, and his wife, Haley, of Waynesville; one great-grandson, Mason Pressley, of Lenoir; three step-children; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Putnam and his son, Ryan Putnam, will officiate and burial will follow in Cathey’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Brevard. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Garrett Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.