Shirley Spurlin Whisnant, 86, of Denver, NC, passed away on December 20th, 2022. She was born on November 3rd, 1936 to Bill and Iris Spurlin in Rutherford County, NC.
In High School, Shirley met Hubert Whisnant, and they married in 1952. Shirley and Hubert had three children, Robin, Dana, and Dawn. In 1963 Shirley was contacted by Jehovah’s Witnesses. After studying the Bible with them, she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1969. Together with her husband, Shirley owned and managed Whisnant Displays (later known as Mobilite Exhibit Systems) from 1967 until its closure in 2002. Following her retirement, Shirley spent 18 years engaged in a full-time ministry, teaching the Bible to anyone she could. Shirley was feisty, loyal, and hardworking, being fully dedicated to whatever she put her mind to doing. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Whisnant Jr.; father, William Spurlin; mother, Iris Spurlin; and brother Nelson Spurlin.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Robin Forester and husband Robert; son, Dana Whisnant; and daughter, Dawn Simms; as well as six grandchildren, Brad, Clay, Nick, Missy, David, and Blake; and six great grandchildren, McKenna, Jaden, Genevieve, Alaina, Teagan, and Lucas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to http://donate.jw.org/