Mr. Carrol "Norm" Whisnant
  • Unity Lutheran Church
    3025 Falling Creek Road NE
    HIckory, NC 28601

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“We knew Norm & Kathy when they lived in Kannapolis and went to Redeemer Lutheran. We enjoyed their company very much.We are sorry for your loss; we...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Charley & Christine Williams - NC

“Anita, Collin and I are thinking of you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jonathan Anderson - Conover, NC

“My Dearest Dad I will never forget the day you called me at work and asked if I could come and help take care of you so you could come home. I...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carolyn Harvell - concord, NC

“Dad I know I could come only every weekend to be with you and I always looked forward to Fridays. My thoughts...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cathy Overcash - kannapolis, NC

“Paw-Paw, I enjoyed every second we spent together. Without you i wouldn't be the man I am today. You have always encouraged me to do the right thing....Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Bradley Norman Santis - concord, NC

“Kathy, I'm sorry for your loss. I knew you at Sears in Concord and at Redeember Lutheran Church. You two had a good life together. You're in my...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jean Sloop - Kannapolis, NC

“Norm, I will miss so much our visits. You helped me through a difficult time, just knowing the right things to say. You will be greatly missed. I...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Janet Dunn - Hickory, NC - Friend

“Norm, We shared a bond that went far beyond the short time I knew you. I learned to love you as kind and gentle man. You shared your wisdom and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Hayes - Hickory, NC

“Daddy,I am going to miss the long talks we use to have and the laughter we use to share. Thank you for the love of music and movies. I will miss you...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Tammy Whisnant - Matthews, NC

“The staff of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations wish to express our sincere condolences to Whisnant Family. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations - NC

HICKORY – Carrol Norman (Norm) Whisnant, 81, of Hickory passed away on October 31, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after two years of declining health.
Born July 1, 1931 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Thurman and Hilda Burkett Whisnant. Norm was a veteran of the US Air Force. He was a radio broadcaster and managed the Carolina Mall Theaters for many years. Norm retired from the Independent Tribune.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Mary Katherine (Kathy) Whisnant ; sister, Martha Anders of Raleigh; children, Deborah W. Cruz (Lenard) of Dulth, GA, Tammy Whisnant of Matthews, twins, Cathy Overcash (Buddy) of Kannapolis, Carolyn Harvell (Gerald) of Concord; grandsons; Michael Pearman of Hickory, Daniel Santis of Virginia Beach, VA, Jacob Cruz of Dulth, GA; great-grandchildren, Kristin Drew Santis of Rockwell, Bradley Norman Santis of Concord, and Zamar Pearman of Kannapolis.
Funeral services will be Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7 PM at Catawba Funerals & Cremations with Pastor Andrew Bell officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.
Graveside rites will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery, 461 Church St N, Concord, NC 28025.
Memorials may be sent to Unity Lutheran Church-Building Fund, 3025 Falling Creek Rd NE, Hickory, NC 28601.
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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are providing professional services to the Whisnant Family.