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William Doyle Whisenhunt, age 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family October 20, 2014. He was married to the late Martha Ellen Gibbs June 11, 1938 in Sims, AR and was the father of three adult sons, one adult daughter and one infant daughter deceased.

Born in Sims, AR., September 19, 1919, he was the son of Joe and Emma (Elder) Whisenhunt of Sims. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather and was passionately loved by his family, extended family and friends. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He also served as pastor of the Evening Light Tabernacle Church for over 40 years.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Bill and Joann Whisenhunt of Mt. Ida, AR, Joe and Kathy Whisenhunt of Hot Springs, AR and Phil and Kay Whisenhunt of Maumelle, AR, and one daughter and son-in-law: Carolyn and Bob Short of Mt. Ida, AR. He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Devra Ann.

He was the beloved "Papaw" to seven grandchildren and their spouses: Renee and Frank Stapleton of Hot Springs, Tracy Roberts of Mt. Ida, William Jeffrey Whisenhunt of Mt. Ida (deceased), Angela Daley of Hot Springs, Blaine and Brooke Whisenhunt of Springfield, MO, Holly and Lyle Hibbs of Hot Springs and Tanner Whisenhunt of Maumelle. He was the great grandfather of Chance and Ashley Packard, Drew and Kristi Packard, Jeffrey Steven and Stephanie Jones, Riley Whisenhunt, Brynn Whisenhunt and Jack Hibbs. He was the great-great grandfather of Blakeley Packard, Gage Packard and A.J. Packard.

He also leaves one surviving sister, Eula Faye Blackburn of Sims, AR.

There will be general visitation. Family visitation will be Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5-7 p.m. at Thornton Funeral Home. Services will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Lone Valley Church of God in Sims with Brother Bud Wilburn officiating and The eulogy will be given by Frank Stapleton. Arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida, AR.

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