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Eldon "Phil" Whetstone

March 1, 1944 — February 5, 2022

Eldon Phillip “Phil” Whetstone, 77, of Soddy Daisy, departed this life peacefully on February 5, 2022, at his residence.

He was born on March 1, 1944, in Orangeburg, South Carolina to the late Bruce F. Whetstone, Sr. and Lillian Garrick Whetstone.  Throughout life, Phil was an avid collector of arrowheads and worked in industrial construction as a millwright both nationwide and overseas.  The craziest and coolest person ever, just ask anyone who knew him, but above all he was the best Daddy in the world in our eyes.  He loved life and lived it his way while always seeking the best of each day.  He was waiting for the day to be reunited with Papa, Mammy, Bubba and Sister.  A true friend and beloved family man, Phil was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Bruce F. and Lillian Whetstone, Sr., he was preceded in death by his siblings, Bruce F. Whetstone, Jr., and Sue Whetstone Fort.

Left to cherish the many memories include his beloved wife, Ann Eustice Whetstone; loving children, Mark Edward Shuler, Kimberly Kaye Whetstone, Eldon Phillip Whetstone, Jr., and Amy (Joey) Whetstone Lafreniere; cherished grandchildren, Josh (Tabi) Shuler and Ansleigh Bostick; great-grandchildren, Addison Doster, Shyan Burchard, and Mia Shuler.  Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be held later in South Carolina.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.


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