Mr. Jimmy Eric Whetsel, age 48, of 2002 Michael Drive, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Whetsel was a native of Kingsport. He was the son of the late Horace Whetsel and Buena Bowser Fleenor. In addition to his parents his step-father, Gene Fleenor, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Whetsel was an Industrial Electrician for Action Electric. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his loving wife of 26 years, Gaylia Whetsel, of the home; one son, Eric Whetsel, of the home; one brother, Alan Whetsel, of Bristol; one sister, Judith Ann Whetsel, of Kingsport; mother-in-law, Frances Smith; one uncle, HC Bowser; one aunt, Naomi Depew; two nephews, Mike Whetsel and Nichoulas Whetsel; several cousins; special pets, Tigger and Maggie.
The funeral service for Mr. Jimmy Eric Whetsel will be conducted at 8 PM Thursday, July 7, 2011, in the Southside Baptist Church. Rev. Willie Lunsford will officiate.
The graveside committal service will be conducted at 11 AM Friday in the Roselawn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Mobley, Rick Reaves, Josh Reaves, Luther Livingston, Mike Whetsel and Todd Davis. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at Southside Baptist Church Friday at 10:15 AM to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Thursday at Southside Baptist Church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Southside Baptist Church, 1928 Wheeler Street, Johnson City, Tn. 37604.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the Whetsel family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Whetsel family. (423) 282-1521