In Memory of Bruce Evan Whisenhunt

Bruce Evan Whisenhunt

  • Birth Date: July 13, 1968
  • Death Date: January 8, 2018


Bruce Evan Whisenhunt, 49, passed from this life on Jan 8, 2018 in Van Buren, AR. He was born on July 13, 1968 in Ft Smith to Lee Ray and Geraldine (Gibson) Whisenhunt. Bruce worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator and was employed by Hudson Excavation for 13 years. He loved the outdoors and the Oklahoma Sooners. He would always say, “I wanted to spend my life surrounded by beautiful women, and God answered that prayer with my girls”.

He is survived by daughters, Shawnta Edwards and her husband Chris of Muldrow, Randi Leean Whisenhunt of Dallas, Mary-Beth Stone and her husband Joe of Alma, AR, and Brandice Moor of Houston, Tx; two sisters, Anita Whisenhunt Harden of Muskogee, and Stephanie Thompson of Springfield, Vermont; one brother, Brian Whisenhunt of Wister, OK; five granddaughters, Cadence Howell, Kimber Edwards, Caelyn Edwards, Raylee Lindsey, and Tegon Stone; along with a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Leroy and Wilma Whisenhunt; granddaughter, Breanna Charlton; and a favorite uncle, John Whisenhunt.

Memorial services for Bruce will be held on Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel at the Forever Memories Funeral Services, 463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw, with Rev. Curtis Mitchell officiating.

Message from Mabel Shuey

Know that we are Praying for you all !!!? been remembering him when he was a little boy in Sunday school class. Love and Prayers to all. ?

Message from Anita Whisenhunt Harde

My brother and I had so many issues over the years of our adult lives. I'm so thankful we were able we to make amends over the past couple of years. I would give anything if he had just called me that night. I love you brother.

Message from Bill Trabue

May peace be with your soul .

Message from Johannah (harman) greenway

I am so sorry for the loss of this precious young man. I'm praying for strength and peace for his family.

Message from Leo & Michele Abney

We still can't wrap our minds around your death. Wish you had reached out to Leo & I, but I guess maybe we couldn't have helped. Leo sure thought ALOT of you & enjoyed working with you. Our thoughts & prayers are with Bruces' family & friends. Rest In Heavenly Peace Sweet Bruce & watch over us all.

Message from Ken McPhail

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Bruce. My heart and thoughts go out to the family during this difficult time.

My deepest condolences,


Message from Carolyn Palmer

Prayers from the Palmer family to all of Bruce's loved ones left behind.

Message from Bill trabue

May peace be in your soul ...

Message from PJ Johnson

Bruce I love you and miss you....we were getting close left me....Bruce I love you Soooo much......we had some wonderful times together.......thought we were fixing to have some heart breaks for y'all and the girls.....all he could talk about is his girls and proud of you guys he is

Message from Tracy Potts

Where do I start. Bruce entered my life over fifteen years ago when he married my sister Terrie Whisenhunt, they loved each other deeply they just couldn't live together. Bruce and I were closer to each other than our own siblings, we always called each other brother and sister and could always talk to each other. Some of my greatest memories were when we all went four wheeling on Mt. Magazine and getting lost for hours and when they moved behind us we would have cookouts. When I got dignosed with my terminal illness, he would set on the bed and cry with us. He could always make me laugh even during the pain. I had the pleasure of being Shawnta and Randi's aunt. One thing is for sure, he loved all of his girls and grand babies, he was so proud of all of them. I wish I had known he was hurting and troubled and he would have reached out. I would have done anything to help him. My deepest condolences go out to his girls, grand babies, Terrie and the rest of his family and friends. He passed away the same day my dad did. I know we have another guardian angel looking over all of us. Rest in peace brother till we meet again. Love always your sister Tracy. Girls please know I'm here for you all Love Aunt Tracy

Message from Lisa Cowan Stringer

Anita, please know that you have my love and condolences in the loss of your sweet brother. I only found out about his passing today, and will not be able to attend the service due to work. My heart sorrows for all who knew and loved him.

Message from Terry Qualls

Praying for the family, it has been a long time since we had seen each other, so sad to hear of your passing Bruce,

Message from Lanette (Watts) Turpin

So sad to hear about Bruce’s passing. I will be praying for your family!

Message from jack freeman

I worked with bruce for quite awhile back in the early 90s you will be missed old friend

Message from Ms Lilly

The world is a little bit darker without you. He loved his girls and grand babies and it breaks my heart for them not to have him in their presence any longer. I pray for peace upon this family and friends you will be missed - you were loved ?