Funeral services for Billy Whisenant were held Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Gene Higginbotham and Rev. Thomas Fortenberry officiating. Burial followed in Eastlawn Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Whisenant, 81, of Philadelphia, died Monday, December 20, 2021, at his home.
A native of Attala County, he was a longtime resident of Neshoba County. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service where he worked as a postal clerk in Philadelphia. He worked as a custodian after his retirement at Edinburg School. Mr. Whisenant was a member of Beatline Baptist Church and pastored several Baptist churches in his ministry.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Edwina Whisenant of Philadelphia; daughters, Sherry Dickerson, Susie Harrison (Rocky), and Sandy Collins, all of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Hannah Harrison, Anna Dickerson, Clint Harrison, Cody Harrison, and Charley Collins; two great-granddaughters, Sophia Harrison and Nic Harrison.
Preceding Mr. Whisenant in death were his infant son, David Whisenant; parents, Luther and Ruby Whisenant; two sisters, Janell Whisenant and Hazel Whisenant.
Pallbearers were Clint Harrison, Cody Harrison, Charley Collins, Austin Waddell, Tyler Stokes, and Paul Fraiser. Honorary pallbearer was Josh Summers.