Robert Merle Whiston
March 23, 1938 ~ August 18, 2010
Mr. Robert Merle Whiston, age 72, of Telford, Tennessee went home on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a life long resident of the area. He retired as a pressman from the Mazer Corporation. He will be missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mae and Merle Whiston, a brother, David Whiston, and a stepdaughter, Carol Wofford. He is survived by his loving wife, June Whiston of the home; three sons, Harry Whiston and wife Carolyn of Church Hill, TN, Robert Whiston and wife Karen of Morristown, TN, and Roger Whiston of Mt Airey, NC; three daughters, Louise Murr and husband Johnny of Knoxville, TN, Katherne Johnson and Melinda Coffey and fiancée Joseph Collins of Morristown, TN; stepdaughters, Robin Reed and husband Todd, Karen Phillips and husband James, Sabrina Tate and husband Ricky all of Johnson City, TN; and a brother, Harold Whiston and wife Dorothy of Johnson City, TN; twin sister Roberta Salts of Johnson City; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; several brother and sister-in-laws. The funeral service for Mr. Robert Merle Whiston will be conducted at 8 PM Saturday August 21, 2010 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Pastor Lon Tobin will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 2 PM Sunday in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 PM Sunday to go in procession. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Saturday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tn. 37604.