James Terry Whisnant

HICKORY - James Terry Whisnant, 54, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at his residence. Born Aug. 14, 1954, in Iredell County, he was the son of Joe Lane Whisnant and Elizabeth Johnson Whisnant of Shelby. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Hickory and was employed by CommScope for 25 years. Terry graduated with a B.S. degree in business from Gardner-Webb University in 1979 and graduated with an electronics degree from Gaston College. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeannie Abernathy Whisnant, and stepdaughter, Chasity. Terry is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sharon Teague Whisnant; son, Jeremy Whisnant; daughter, Morgan Whisnant; brothers, Joe Lane Whisnant Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, of Greensboro, and Larry Whisnant and John Whisnant and his wife, Diane, all of Shelby; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Sylvia Teague. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Lakeview Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ben Rowe and Wesley Hammer officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, Calif. 91607. The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Orlowski and staff at Carolina Oncology Specialists, Dr. Brian Durie and Dr. Nancy Baxter at the International Myeloma Foundation and Hospice Care of Alexander County for the special care they provided Terry and his family. Condolences may be made to the Whisnant family at www.drumfuneralhome.com.