David Sawyer Whisenhunt Jr., age 85, passed away Thursday December 24th, 2020.
He was born June 27th, 1935 in Florence, South Carolina – the son of the late Mr. David Sawyer Whisenhunt Sr. and the late Mrs. Louise Meekins Whisenhunt. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during the Korean War, serving aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Boxer. He was an alumnus of Columbus College, earning a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1975. David worked for 30 years in the Georgia State Patrol, retiring in 1990 with the rank of Lieutenant. After retiring from GSP, he owned and operated Dave’s Tool & Supply in Villa Rica during the 1990’s. He was a member of District Line United Methodist Church where he served in various offices and committees. He was a member of Villa Rica Masonic Lodge #72 – serving as worshipful master in 2001, and was active in the VFW and American Legion. David was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Fred Whisenhunt and Harry Whisenhunt; and sisters, Crystal Timmons and Stella Timmons.
He is survived by his wife of over 65 years Charlotte Yarbrough Whisenhunt of Villa Rica; his daughter Terri Whisenhunt Morrow of Villa Rica; his brother Tom Whisenhunt (Glenda) of Ramsey, MN; three grandchildren – Carrie Gollahon Pannell, Shane Gollahon (Christy), and Dustin Morrow; six great grandchildren – Cami Stafford, Ansley Pannell, Tiffany Pannell, Laykin Pannell, Hannah Gollahon, and Mavaron Stafford; and two great-great grandchildren, Ava and Caiden Stafford; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Private services will be conducted. Private interment with military honors provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard will follow.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694
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