Walter Darrell Whisenant

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Walter Darrell Whisenant, age 73, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born on December 4, 1940 in Austin, Arkansas. He was the son of Walter W. and Mary Katherine (Pruett) Whisenant. Darrell was an audio-visual superintendent for the Arkansas Air National Guard for 37 1/2 years and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and served in the sound ministry for 25 years. Darrell was a Christian who loved the Lord and was a faithful servant. He lived his life as a witness of Christ. He loved reading Gods' word and Psalm 139 was his favorite. He had a great influence on his wife, children, and grandchildren. Darrell was a true example of a Godly husband and father. He always put his family first. His encouragement and enthusiasm for any endeavor that his daughters or grandchildren wanted to pursue was wholeheartedly supported and cheered. He showed his great love for his family through words and actions and his family loved him with the same unconditional love. He fought hard and would not let physical difficulties defeat his love of participating in his family's lives. He leaves an emptiness that will never be filled and will be missed every day. He is preceded in death by his parents and one niece. Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Charlene, three daughters, Amy (Greg) Burks, Joanie (David) Kaut, and Cathy (Steve) Marsh, four grandchildren, Andrew Burks, Caroline Burks, Matthew Marsh, and Michael Kaut, his sister, Phayon (Richard) McKinney, and one niece (Lisa) and nephew (Rich). Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood, Arkansas with visitation prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Veteran's Cemetery in Sherwood, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Faith Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund. From the family: Because of Darrell's love of colorful things the family will wear colors that reflect the warmth and happiness that he gave them. Sign an online guest book at

Published March 29, 2014

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