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Jeff Whisnant's Father John Passes Away
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Through confirmed Facebook and Twitter reports, Homecoming has learned that John L. Whisnant, Sr., (father of Jeff Whisnant of the Whisnants and John Whisnant, Jr. of WCIS Radio) passed away at approximately 4:30 p.m., EST on Thursday, December 26, 2013.. He was involved in an automobile accident on Saturday the 21st, sustaining multiple injuries.

Below is an official statement from Jeff Whisnant, along with full arrangement details. Please continue to pray for the Whisnant family.

"We are overwhelmed and humbled at the outpouring of love and concern following the loss of my dad. Monday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. he achieved his lifelong dream, being in the presence of Jesus. Literally hundreds of texts, emails and calls have been received in the past couple days. This 'gentle giant' of a man helped start the singing legacy that I have the privilege of carrying on today.

His integrity and love for the Lord was his reputation among friends, family  and anyone who came in contact with him.   Although Dad had battled cancer for seven years, his injuries from the auto accident released him from this life to REAL life in Heaven.  It's truly amazing how God works.  

Please continue to pray for our family as we do our best to carry on.  We will celebrate his life Saturday, Dec 28th at the Grandview Baptist Church, Morganton, N.C.  Receiving will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and celebration service at 2 p.m. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sossoman Funeral Home, Morganton, N.C.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his honor to the Grandview Baptist Church, 1290 Harris-Whisnant Rd,  Morganton, NC 28655."