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John "Jack" William Whisner, Jr. (The Judge)

April 22, 1938 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 82)


John W. “Jack” Whisner, Jr. (The Judge)

     Westernport, MD - John W. “Jack” Whisner, Jr. (The Judge), 82, died on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Moran Manor Nursing home in Westernport. 

     Born on April 22, 1938 in Beryl, WV, he was the son of the late John W. Whisner, Sr. and Virginia Lee (MetCalf) Whisner. He is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Ann (Frankhouser) Whisner on November 23, 2018.

     John graduated from Piedmont High School, Class of 1957 and earned an Associate’s degree in History at Potomac State College. He retired from at Westvaco Paper Mill and upon retirement, John and Mary Ann moved to Emerald Isle, NC, which had been their dream since they began vacationing there not long after they married.

     He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lonaconing, MD and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Keyser. John spent over 13 years as a Military Police Officer in the Army Reserve (336th Military Police Battalion.) While living in Keyser, he spent several years active with the Keyser City Council.  He was also a very active member in the Choir at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  

     Surviving are his two sons, John William Whisner who currently resides in Emerald Isle, NC and James and Kathryn Whisner who currently reside in southwestern, PA; his two grandsons, Zac Parocai and Aidan Whisner and his sister, Janet Helman, of Purgittsville, WV.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in honor of John W. Whisner, Jr. to The Mineral County Humane Society, c/o Joy Fertig, 831 Cut Off Road, Keyser, WV 26726 or to The Carteret County Humane Society, 853 Hibbs Road, Newport, NC 28570 (

     Due to the current health concerns, an announced Mass of Christian burial will be held later in the spring with the combined entombment of both him and his wife, Mary Ann in St. Thomas Cemetery Columbarium, Keyser. 

     Arrangements have been entrusted to the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser.


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A Mass of Christian Burial to be announced at a later date


Mineral County Humane Society
Mt. View Veterinarian, 90 Southern Dr., Keyser, WV 26726, AB

The Carteret County Humane Society
853 Hibbs Road, Newport NC 28570

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