Stephen Paul Whisler

July 7, 1948October 31, 2018
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Stephen Paul Whisler, 70 of Chattanooga, TN., passed away on October 31st 2018. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Signal Mountain. Steve was a graduate of Central High School. He worked and retired from the United States Postal Service after 22 years. Stephen or “Steve” as he was more widely known as was an avid University of Tennessee fan. Loved everything about the Vols. Some of his favorite pastimes were spent fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Steve was preceded in death by his son, John Daniel Whisler, and his parents, Paul and Frances Whisler. Left behind to cherish Steve’s memory are his wife of 52 years, Claudie, children, Stephen Paul (Michelle) Whisler II, Chattanooga, TN., Shelley Ann (Wesley) Bird, grandchildren, Garrett and Aislinn Bird all of Signal Mountain, TN., sisters, Jeanne Crawford, Lookout Mountain, Paula (Jerry) Kernea, Trenton, GA., and Cindy Isley, Chickamauga, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. A Celebration of Steve’s Life will be held in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home on Monday November 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Darrell Smith and Rev. Dwight DeNegly officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in the Lakewood Memory Gardens in Lookout Valley. Arrangements are entrusted to Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Garrett Bird
  • Newell "Trouble" Ducker
  • Darrell Smith
  • Larry Wilburn
  • Ken Knight
  • Martin Frye


  • Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • A Celebration of Steven's Life Monday, November 5, 2018

Stephen Paul Whisler

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Jennifer E. Roden

November 5, 2018

Steve was our absolute favorite mailman for many years. He always had a smile on his face and a milk bone for our dogs. Our dog Clyde would get so excited every time the mail truck would drive by. I have a video of Steve giving Clyde a treat posted on instagram if anyone wants to see it, search for #MailmanSteve
I’m sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

Angi Smith

November 5, 2018

I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and your family. Praying for peace and strength as you navigate this journey. Lots of love. Angi Smith

Eloise Womack

November 4, 2018

I just have such sweet memories of Steve ,he was one of a kind guy .Bootie would always say ,he's a good little ole boy every time we had been with Claudie and Steve .Steve was always so much fun to be around ,he loved to joke around and he always made you feel welcome in their home. He loved Claudie and Stevie and Shelly so much and when grandkids came along he was a great Pop !
He was a hard working guy sometimes working two or three jobs ,he wanted to provide for his family . Sometimes when he was on his job down Scottsboro way he would drop by for a visit ,we really enjoyed his visit. Another thing about Steve was his good looks , I always thought he could have been a movie star ! I know that he would be turning red for me saying that but it's the truth !! Bootie and I loved Steve very much and I'm sure they've already spending time together in heaven just having a wonderful time . I know he will be missed ,love all of you . Our family is praying for you all .

Glenda Tate

November 4, 2018

Steve was our mailman and we loved him so but our babies, Bella and Rocky loved him more!! They would wait on him to deliver the mail because he always had a treat for them. Bella would howl at him when he was coming down the road and Rocky always tried to jump in the mail truck. Steve was a wonderful and funny man. He always had a joke. We missed him when he retired and we really miss him now. Prayers for the family and friends. We love you!

James Amburn

November 4, 2018

While I never knew Steve personally, he had to be a good man to raise a great daughter like Shelley.

Jean Akins

November 4, 2018

I remember when I worked at the CrackerBarrel and the family would come in together.. always seemed so happy ..

Jason Tanner

November 4, 2018

Shelley and her family came to visit me when I graduated from Parris Island during Marine Corps Recruit training. It was such a wonderful gesture and I’ve never forgotten it. He was greatly loved and will be missed.

David Cunningham

November 4, 2018

I don’t even know where to begin. I have so many fond memories of Steve, from him making me sandwiches at Odell’s as a kid to working with him at Odell’s and Kenco. You could always count on Steve to give you a good laugh, and he would always brighten your day if you was having a bad one. He was definitely one of a kind and will be missed by all that knew him. We love you all and are praying for all the family.

Nancy Greenfield

November 3, 2018

Pop was our mailman and it took awhile to put it together that he was Shelley’s Dad... it was the bourbon balls!!! ❤️😁 Also wanted to say he was a great guy and raised an amazing daughter! Love you all. Nancy

Alethea Fye

November 2, 2018

I have to admit, this doesn't seem real, and it is hard to put into words how much I loved this sweet man and his family. There are so many memories because Steve worked for me for many years, and he wss a dedicated Postal worker, however Steve showed much more dedication to his family and friends. He knew what came first in his life. There are memories of snow days, yes he was there, even if someone had to pick him up! There are memories of the Lookout Valley tornado when he came to work but soon left when he found out his family needed him more! Yes, there were always dog biscuits in his truck, which is a no no by the way. My one memory that I think of often, is telling him everyday to "hurry up Steve" and he always replied, I'm hurrying " Funny thing on the days he had something to do with his grandchildren, a ballgame or a fishing trip, he actually did hurry!! My friend will never have to hurry for anything again, and I will miss seeing his smiling face so very much . Love and prayers to All the family and friends.