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In Memory of

Guy Walton Whisenant

April 9, 1926 - January 5, 2018

Obituary


Guy Walton Whisenant, Sr., 91, of Rainbow City, Alabama, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Jan. 5, 2018.
Born April 9, 1926, in Ashville, Alabama, he was the son of the late Jess and Mae Whisenant. He was a World War II Veteran, having honorably served his country in the United States Army and then later in the United States Air Force. He was married to the love his life for 73 years and 9 months.
Guy is survived by his wife, Juanita Owens Whisenant; sons, Walt (Wanda) Whisenant, and Galen (Jane) Whisenant;...

Guy Walton Whisenant, Sr., 91, of Rainbow City, Alabama, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Jan. 5, 2018.
Born April 9, 1926, in Ashville, Alabama, he was the son of the late Jess and Mae Whisenant. He was a World War II Veteran, having honorably served his country in the United States Army and then later in the United States Air Force. He was married to the love his life for 73 years and 9 months.
Guy is survived by his wife, Juanita Owens Whisenant; sons, Walt (Wanda) Whisenant, and Galen (Jane) Whisenant; daughters, Phoebe Ausborn and Nita (Jeff) Sanders; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Guy was preceded in death by his eldest son, Wayne Whisenant; his parents, and his three siblings.
During his early career, he worked in the home building industry as a carpenter, ceramic tile setter, and floor covering mechanic. Later, he was exposed to the automatic machining industry, becoming a set-up and machine operator/supervisor. He retired as a machinist and automatic plating machine builder at Owens Plating Company.
Guy was well-known in his community as a master craftsman and aviation enthusiast. Neighbors frequently stopped by to admire his woodworking projects or chat about his homebuilt airplanes. His beautiful, ribbon-winning bi-plane, built in his garage in Rainbow City, was seen flying the skies over Gadsden for many years.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Collier Butler Funeral home in Gadsden, with burial at Crestwood Cemetery. The Rev. Rodney Prickett will officiate. Visitation will precede the service, and the family will receive visitors between noon and 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Many thanks to the following wonderful caregivers who dedicated their time and provided loving care during his illness: Pat Witt, CeCe Booker, Victoria Brewington, Vickie East and Stacy Castrejana. Special thanks to the Emerald Coast Hospice of Pensacola, Fla.