Edward Ray Whisenhunt

April 12, 1929January 13, 2020

Edward Ray Whisenhunt, 90, of Shreveport died January 13, 2020 at Overton Brooks Veterans Hospital after a long illness. Whisenhunt was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a Purple Heart recipient. He was born in Mena, Arkansas to Joe D. and Effie C. He was unmarried throughout his life and was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and sisters and brothers-in-law, Gertrude and Hubert Cox and Josephine and W.C. Bailey and Paul Hendrix all of Polk County, Arkansas. He is survived by sister Annie Muriel Hendrix of Mena, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Whisenhunt was an electrician by trade and worked for Sears Roebuck and Company for years before working in the racing/casino industry prior to retirement. A graveside service will be held for Mr. Whisenhunt January 17, 2020 at 2 p.m. when he will be laid to rest near his parents and other family at Shady Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Danny Minton officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Gene Hendrix, Dean Hendrix, Danny Hendrix, Gary Cox, James Cox and nieces, Annita Hendrix, Joanne Cureton, Patricia Wood and Judy Fairless.


  • Annie Muriel Hendrix, Sister
  • Joseph Daniel Whisenhunt, Father (deceased)
  • Effie Corhelius Lawrence Whisenhunt, Mother (deceased)
  • Gertrude Whisenhunt Cox (Hubert), Sister (deceased)
  • Josephine Whisenhunt Bailey (W.C. Bailey), Sister (deceased)
  • Paul Hendrix, Bother-In-Law (deceased)
  • Ray is also survived

  • Gene Hendrix
  • Dean Hendrix
  • Danny Hendrix
  • Gary Cox
  • James Cox
  • Annita Hendrix
  • Joanne Cureton
  • Patricia Wood
  • Judy Fairless


  • Graveside Friday, January 17, 2020


Edward Ray Whisenhunt

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Candace Olds

January 18, 2020

Mr. Ray will be missed. Candace Olds