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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Everett T. Whisnant 1904-1966

We were living in Roanoke VA when our Dad died in February 1966.  He entered the hospital when he said to me "Charles I think I need to go to the hospital, I have had an heart attack" That is all I remember when he said that. I was in high school, my last year at Jefferson High.  I can't remember if Mom went with me, I am sure she did, and Dad entered the hospital for the next two weeks, where he died.  Now my girl friend and whom I was going to marry was working at the hospital I believe every day for the next two weeks I was up there by his side every day.

  Now I didn't know that he would die two weeks later, but Dad did, he had all his funeral arrangement made and we didn't know it. We talked to him every day and he seemed fine and we didn't know. 

On the day that Dad  died we got a phone call about dad, and they said he was near death, which was a shock to me, I remember going to the hospital with Sandra Gale  Richardson and she knew that dad was going to die.  I didn't.

When we got to the hospital dad was in the ICU and they wouldn't let me see him, but they let Mom see him, and while she was in there Dad died.  That was such a shock that it took several months to recover. 

So on February 20, 1966 my Father died.  The saddest day of my life.  Dad was my life and I loved him so much.

Charles e Whisnant, crossing the street on Tazewell Ave in Roanoke VA in 2011 at the formal Roanoke Baptist Temple, which is Mission in Roanoke

Churches that Everette Whisnant was the pastor while in Roanoke VA>

Indiana Ave Victory Baptist Church, first and second
Williamsroad Baptist Church
Roanoke Baptist Temple Airport church