Tommy Dean Whisnant, 63, of Morganton, NC, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 after a battle with lung cancer. Born in Burke County, NC on July 15, 1950, he was the youngest son of Thelma Viola Kirby Jackson of Newton and the late James Daniel Whisnant, Sr. Tommy was a hard-working and very caring man who was active in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church for many years. Tommy graduated from Oak Hill High School and maintained many friendships from school. He was a former employee of Viscotec Corporation.

Tommy not only loved people and animals, he enjoyed helping others: he was a great person that we each could strive to be like.

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