Joe Richard Whetstone

Published 5:56 pm Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Joe Richard Whetstone, 88, of Alabaster died Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

He was born Monday, Feb. 5, 1923, in Elmore County, son of the late George Gunter Whetstone and the late Ethel Stone Whetstone.

He was a plumber.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Whetstone; daughter, Maryjo (Robert) Barbin; son, Rick (Barbara) Whetstone; four step children, Lee (Donna) Mann, Kay (Richard) Botters, Joy (Rick) Thoennes and Vicki Hail; grandchildren, Rick and John Hoover, and Roxi Whetstone; two great grandchildren, Heather Hoover and Phoenix Whetstone; brother, Alex (Dean) Whetstone; four sisters, Leo Harry, Reba (Robert) Kratzer, Ann Kilgo and Linda Brock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gunter and Ethel Whetstone; brothers, Amos, Lynn and Roy Whetstone; sister, Olive Harmon; and wives, Alene and Ruth Whetstone.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, June 16 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be held Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church in Coosa County with the Rev. William Short officiating.

Interment will follow in Providence Baptist Church, Coosa County, of Rockford.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

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