The Reverend Charles “Charlie” William Whetsel, 84, of Morristown, passed away Sunday February 11th at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System.
He was born on the family farm in Russellville, son of Neal Carson Whetsel Sr. and Sally Myrtle (Hickam) Whetsel. A graduate of Morristown High School and Emory & Henry College, VA, he was ordained as a minister in the United Methodist Church after completing seminary at Emory University in Atlanta. He served in the United States Air Force as a chaplain at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for 3 years before continuing a 38-year career serving numerous congregations in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. In his retirement, he was a member of First United Methodist Church, Morristown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Martha Lou (Whetsel) Carter.
He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Frances; daughter Marcia, of Russellville, son Charles, Jr., daughter-in-law Anne Louit, and grandchildren Sebastien, Maylis, Isabelle, and Camille, all of South Pasadena, CA; brother Neal Carson Whetsel, Jr. of Knoxville; nieces and nephews Bob and Chuck Carter, and Donna Carter-Kanipe, Jason Whetsel, and Laura Treadaway; great nieces and nephews Cameron, Ethan, and Rachel Carter, Brandon and Nolan Carson Treadaway; and special friends Sheila, David, and Logan Witt, and Steffen, Patisa and Sophie Kielau.
Private interment services will be held for the immediate family only at the First United Methodist Church Memory Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, at https://www.macular.org/how-donate.
Arrangements by: Allen Funeral Home