Mr. Charles Warren "Buck" Whisnant passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
He was born October 15, 1926 in Polkville, to Annie Pendelton Whisnant and Hubert E. Whisnant. His family moved to Six Points a few years later. He attended Ellenboro High School and then joined the U.S. Navy. He started barbering while he was a Seaman First Class in the Navy from November 1944 to July 1946, but was best known for his barber shop at Six Points from 1947 to 1991 with hundreds of very loyal customers over those 44 years. Buck was a hard-working business man who seemed to never stop working, but he also found plenty of things to enjoy, such as his garden and "famous" tomatoes, hunting and fishing, and boating and skiing at Lake James where he spent years of summer weekends with his family and best friends, Bill and Sara Causby. He also loved spending time at the family beach house at Surfside Beach.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Wynelle Greene Whisnant, and their triplett infants born in 1949; his parents and his brothers, Carol Whisnant, Herman Whisnant, H. E. (Hugh) Whisnant; sister, Nell Whisnant Willis.
He is survived by son, Charles Kimball Whisnant and wife Teri; daughters, Tracy Whisnant Davis and husband Steve; Pamela Whisnant Harrill and husband Tony, and Dianne Whisnant Lurie and husband David; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Robert Joseph Whisnant, Phillip Donald Whisnant and wife, Kay; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and his close friend, Helen Bushong.
The funeral service was held at Race Path Baptist Church w/Rev Dr. Bobby Gantt, Rev John Godfrey and Rev Randall Cooper officiating.
Memorials may be made to Race Path Baptist Church, 1171 Race Path Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.