Mrs. Whisman was born in Ft. Blackmore, VA, the daughter of John and Callie Estep Winegar. Margaret married “her Fred” on October 5, 1951 and they were six days away from celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary when Fred moved to Heaven on September 29, 2017. Margaret loved her family and her Lord. She grew up playing music with her family. She traveled with her brother Jube and sister Kathleen sharing music in area churches and on their weekly spot at the local radio station. Margaret loved playing the accordion and piano. After marrying Fred in 1951 she spent the next several years serving her Lord alongside Fred as he pastored in several churches. Mrs. Whisman completed her career at the Church of God Publishing House in Cleveland, TN. She was a member of the North Cleveland Church of God. She was a dietician, and an amazing artist and seamstress. She loved spending time with the Red Hat Society in Cleveland, TN.
Mrs. Whisman was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred, her brother John (Jube) Winegar, her sister Kathleen Winegar Cox, and her baby sister who died at birth.
Survivors include her brother Herb Winegar (Uvelyn), Kingsport her sister Helen Kindle (Paul), Blountville, and her sister-in-law Deloris Winegar, Kingsport. She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cherished friends she has made over the years.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at The Wexford House for extending quality care along with love and compassion to Margaret. You became cherished family to Fred and Margaret. Also to Wellmont Hospice, thank you for giving extra love and support to Margaret. Helen, thank you for opening your home and heart to love on Margaret for seven years. Herb thank you for always saying yes, every time Margaret needed you. Margaret cherished her time with each of you.
Per Margaret’s request a private family celebration will be held. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kingsport Meals on Wheels 301 Louis Street, Suite 201 Kingsport, TN 37664 or Smoky Mountain Children’s Home 449 McCarn Cir, Sevierville, TN 37862.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley’s Funeral Home of Marion is serving the Whisman family.