Cecil Gene Whisnant, 65

Funeral services for Cecil Gene Whisnant, 65, of Springfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with the Rev. Shawn Harding officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday. Mr. Whisnant died Jan. 26 in Strafford.

He was born Dec. 30, 1948, in Gainesville, the son of Hershel and Pauline Nave Whisnant.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Bethurem Whisnant; daughter Rhonda Whisnant; son Greg Whisnant and wife Jennifer; grandchildren Tera Whisnant, Anna Whisnant, Gregory Whisnant, Mackenzie Whisnant, Cody Whisnant and Cailin Baxter; two brothers, Bob Whisnant and wife Shirley and Jim Whisnant; one sister, Barbara Andrews and husband Tim; three brothers-in-law, Don Handley, Mike Bethurem and wife Tanya, Jerry Bethurem and wife Cathy; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Joe and Billy and sister Patty.

Burial will be in the Sims Cemetery.