Richard Whisenant

Richard Alan Whisenant

Monday, October 22nd, 1956 - Friday, February 5th, 2021
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Richard "Dickie" Alan Whisenant was born in Hialeah, FL, on October 22, 1956. He passed from this life, February 5, 2021.

Richard is survived by his beloved son, Richard Alan Whisenant, Jr. (Jessica), granddaughters, Sydney Lauren and Sophia Rose, brother, Larry "Butch" Roger Whisenant and six nieces and nephews.

Richard is predeceased by his beloved parents, Gordon Coolidge Whisenant and Mary "Newlin" Whisenant. He is also predeceased by beloved son, Michael Ryan Whisenant.

Richard graduated from Carol City Sr. High School in Miami, FL. Upon completion of the IBEW Apprenticeship Program, he became Journeyman Lineman in 1981. He worked for various electrical contractors, Florida Power & Light and subsequently, Gainesville Regional Utilities. Richard also travelled to various states in his occupation, and also travelled to Bagram and Khandahar Air Bases for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Distribution System Expansion to provide electrical requirements for the U.S. Army.

Richard was a loving Father and Grandfather and enjoyed fishing, woodworking, Mopars, reading, the History Channel, and talking about his life experiences being a lineman.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Dickie’s Book of Memories page at

Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Love, Gregg, Jeanne and family

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In loving memory of Dickie. We cherish our wonderful memories of all the good times we had together and you will forever be in our hearts.
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