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4/10/2021 5:54:00 AM
Richard Dean "Rick" Whisnant
May 13, 1963-April 7, 2021

Richard Dean "Rick" Whisnant, 57, of Hickory passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his residence.

He was born May 13, 1963 in Catawba County to the late Worth John Whisnant and to Frances Trivette Whisnant of Hickory. Rick was the co-owner of Rick’s Septic Service in Hickory. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing.

Those left to cherish his memory are;

Wife of 22 years: Denise Kale Tuthill of the home

Sons: Justin Robert Whisnant of Hickory; Larry Ray Whisnant of Hickory; Kyle Andrew Kale of Hickory;  Wesley Michael Tuthill and wife Nicole Northern of Hickory; Trey Broadwell and wife Jennifer of Newton.

Daughters: Aaron Broadwell of Newton; Laurel Tuthill of Hickory

Mother: Frances Trivette Whisnant of Hickory

Brothers: Dana Whisnant of Hickory;  John Roscoe Whisnant and wife Shelia of Hickory

Grandchildren: T.J. Broadwell and wife Brooke, Dakota Broadwell, Sierra Broadwell, Anthony Broadwell, Sawyer Broadwell, Shayla Kale, Mia Kale, Adalynn Hinson, Paisley Donelow, Knoxton Walker, Nathaniel Tuthill, and Caroline Tuthhill

Great-Granddaughters: Athena Broadwell and Callie Broadwell

Canine Companions: Sally, Jack, Joe, and Izzy

A service to celebrate Rick’s life will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church in Hickory. Rev. Chris Dale and Rev. Ernie Richards will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 to 3:45 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Humane Society of Catawba County, P.O. Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603

Condolences may be sent to the Whisn0ant family at

The Whisnant family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828-465-2111.

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