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Joseph "Joe" Whisnant

Sept. 28, 1935 to Nov. 22, 2012

Joseph "Joe" Whisnant, 77, of the Oak Hill Community died Thursday, November 22, 2012. Born on September 28, 1935, he was the son of the late Carl Lloyd Whisnant and Susan Mabel Miller Whisnant. Joe was a member of Zion Baptist Church. He retired from the Western Youth Institute with over 20 years of service.A very family oriented man, Joe is survived by his sons, Carl Whisnant and his wife, Dianne, and Barry Whisnant and Caprise Baker, all of Morganton; a daughter, Agnes Collins and Herman Mooney, of Morganton; granddaughters, Shelly Cash and her husband, Scott, Sabrina Whisnant and Rodney Toney, and Brandi Whisnant and Manuel Wishon; great-grandchildren, Kristi Michael, Lynnsi Michael, Brigitte Toney, and Hayden Toney; a brother, Yates Whisnant; sisters-in-law, Ellen Rose and her husband, Leon, and Esther Coffey; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Ann Wiseman Whisnant; a sister, Mabel Whisnant; and a grandson, Jason Whisnant.The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25, 2012 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service. At other times the family will be at the home of his granddaughter, Shelly and Scott Cash. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church St., Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.

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