December 29, 2020
STARKVILLE – Frank Duane Whisler, 86, died Dec. 22, 2020. Celebration of Life services will be held at Starkville Church of Christ. Burial will be held at a later date at the Wedestown, West Virginia Cemetery. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Whisler was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Burton, West Virginia, to Robert and Mildred Liming Whisler. He was a graduate of Morgantown High School, WVU and the University of Illinois. He was formerly employed with USDA-ARS, with the U.S. Water Laboratory and as a scientist and professor in the field of Soil Physics in the Plant and Soils Science Department of MSU. He is survived by his wife, Ethel A. Fairchild Whisler; children, Eldon N. Whisler of Starkville, Robyn Beal of Vancleave, Eric W. Whisler of Nashville, Tennessee, Kirk B. Whisler of Macon, Georgia and Helena Goodyear of San Antonia, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Oktibbeha Regional Medical Center, 400 Hospital Road, Starkville, MS, 39759.