Jack McKee Whisenhunt Sr.

Born: Wed., Aug. 22, 1934
Died: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019


Memorial Mass

12:00 PM Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Location: St. Pius Catholic Church


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On Friday, January 11, 2019, Jack McKee Whisenhunt, loving husband and father of five children passed away at the age of 84. Jack had been battling a sudden illness for 40 days before passing on to his heavenly reward.

Jack was born on August 22, 1934 in Mobile, AL to Percy and Lillian Jones. On November 22, 1952 he married Fabiola Tirado Plata of Bogota, Colombia in Fernandina Beach, FL. They remained married until his death. During their 66 years together, his work took him and his growing family around the world before settling permanently in Atlanta, GA in 1970. They raised two sons, Jack Jr. and Steve, and three daughters, Karen, Livia, and Andrea

He received his degree in chemical engineering from The Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn. He was a gregarious, charming, and loving man with insatiable intellectual curiosity. He was a Master-level chess player, a passion that remained with him all his life. He was also an outdoorsman and adventurer, exploring the seas, jungles, mountains, and rivers of the Philippine Islands, and Colombia. And of course, he was very much loved as a husband and father, and greatly appreciated as a teacher and provider.

All who knew him were charmed by his smile, sense of humor, wit, and wisdom. His capacity for detail, and his interest in all things, made for an individual with whom conversation was always interesting, entertaining, challenging and often intense. He was a beautiful and fascinating person who will be missed by all who knew him.

Jack was preceded in death by his father James Sterling Whisenhunt, his mother Lillian McKee Whisenhunt, and his grandson Stephan Bernard Whisenhunt. As well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren, Jack is survived by his wife Fabiola Tirado Whisenhunt, his five children Jack Whisenhunt Jr, Karen Whisenhunt Gandy, Livia Whisenhunt, Steve Whisenhunt, and Andrea Whisenhunt Carpenter, his sisters Joann May Jones Spiris and Sterling Louise Whisenhunt Parker, his brothers James Curtis Jones and Robert Eagon Whisenhunt, his six grandchildren Sarah Whisenhunt Ioup, Amy Whisenhunt, James Whisenhunt, Alex Whisenhunt, Daniel Rodriguez, and Jessica Gandy Hunt. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family has requested that a donation be made in the name of Jack & Fabiola Whisenhunt to Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Georgia. https://www.svdpgeorgia.org/donate-now

Jack’s life and funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 18 at 12 PM at Saint Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 GA-20, Conyers, GA 30013. A graveside service will follow at the Honey Creek Woodlands at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery, 2625 GA-212, Conyers, GA 30094. "The interment site is a natural setting where the ground can be uneven or soft. Closed low heeled shoes or boots are recommended".

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Nekaybaw Aniwodiel
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
I send my deepest condolences to the family of Jack Whisenhunt Sr. and may your thoughts and memories bring your family peace and comfort in the days to come.

Vickie Irwin-Avery
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Livia & Family:
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Deepest condolences.
Peace and blessings...
Vickie Irwin-Avery

J Jones
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
Fabiola Tirado Whisenhunt & Children: I was sad to hear of the passing of your dear Mr. Jack Whisenhunt, Sr. Psalm 37:9-11 gives hope of being reunited with our loved ones on a paradise earth. For more comfort please see jw,org. With Sympathy, J Jones

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