Robert “Bobby” Whisman, age 82, of Hwy 460 W.,West Liberty, KY, passed away Sunday at his home after an extended illness. He was born April 9,1937 in Hazel Green, KY a son of James & Fern Jones Whisman. He was a member of Index Community Church, West Liberty, KY. He worked for Chevrolet Garage for 49 years (1959-2008). He was a loving & devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather.
Surviving is his wife Carol Gunnel Whisman, two sons Keith & Brenda Whisman, Chad Whisman all of West Liberty, KY. Five grandchildren, Robbie Whisman, Aaron Whisman, Kelly Whisman, Halley & David Johnston, and Emily Wilson. Two great-grandchildren, Sophie & Asher Johnston. Three sisters Minnie Coffey of Daysboro, KY. Reva Johnson of Hazel Green, KY. Hazel & Lonnie Shefield of London, KY. Two brothers, Bernard Whisman & Denny Whisman both of Hazel Green, KY. Special niece, Karen & Rex Lykins of Morehead, KY. Several other nieces and nephews. Two sisters-in-law, Irene Roe of Middletown, Ohio; Marie & Ray Engle of West Liberty, KY. Four brothers-in-law, Teddy & Rita Gunnel, Bobby Gunnel and Jackie King all of West Liberty, KY, and Bert & Faye Gunnel of Mt. Sterling, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents James & Fern Jones Whisman, two brothers Stanley Whisman & spouse Avanelle,; Jessie Marvin Whisman, one sister Ruth Brown, two infant sisters, and father & mother-in-law, John & Edna Smith Gunnel.
Funeral service will be 1:00pm,Thursday September 26, 2019 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Rev. Mike Frisby and Rev. James Allen officiating. Interment in Engle Cemetery, Yocum Rd,West Liberty, KY. Visitation 6:pm,Wednesday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty,KY. Honorary pallbearers: Former Co-workers. Active pallbearers: Ronnie Whisman, Chris Whisman, Jeff Whisman, Ricky Ross, Larry Whisman, Kevin Ross, Malcom Ross, Bert Gunnel Jr, Bobby Russell Ratliff, Pete Engle, Adam Whisman, Frankie Whisman, Steven King, J.R. King.