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New Faith Baptist Church Stanley
Sunday March 13th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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New Faith Baptist Church Stanley


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Nathan L. Whidden

Nathan L. Whidden, 66, of Bessemer City passed away on March 7, 2022 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain.  He was born on October 7, 1955 to the late Reid and Edith Tipton Whidden.  He is also preceded in death by his son, David Franklin and great grandson, Kaydon Brooks.  Nathan was the former owner of Alamo Gun & Tack Shop in Bessemer City and also owned an auto paint and body shop.  He was an expert in guns and ammo.  He retired after 35 plus years from Wix Filters. He enjoyed deep sea fishing but he also enjoyed being at home tinkering around the house.  Nathan was an inventative person and loved to make things, especially gas powered model airplanes and he enjoyed gardening herbs.  He was quick witted, funny and strong-willed.  He was creative, incredibly intelligent, and talented.  His love for others was genuine and his advice was always honest and blunt. Nathan was respected and loved by his family who look forward to the eternal reunion when they meet him again.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Carol Millwood and husband Chad, Jennifer Buchanan, and Lisa Whidden; sister, Cynthia Ruff; 10 grandchildren, Sheldon, Brittany, Jacob, Kasey, Ashley, Dalton, Johnathan, Joseph, Lainee, and Gaige; and 14 great grandchildren.

The receiving of friends and family will be held Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial of Life Celebration at 2:00 p.m. at New Faith Baptist Church, 1224 Mayberry Rd., Stanley, NC 28034.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086.


A candle was lit in memory of Nathan Whidden

Dalton & Cassie Caldwell Mar 14 2022 12:38 AM

I had the honor of becoming a Part of this family when me and ashley became best friends when she was 13 And I was 15 I remember Christmas get together's or me and Ashley just stopping by to say hello pawpaw Was a very smart and intelligent man and I am glad that I got to see him before he passed I am so sorry to the family that he is gone but he is no longer suffering fly high love you so much and you will be missed gone but never forgotten praying for the family

Shelby Huffman Mar 12 2022 6:31 PM

I will forever be grateful that you were my daddy. I LOVE YOU and your house feels so empty without you. You were the strongest man i have ever known and im thankful you raised me to be independent and thankful for your love, and you were always a provider. I will miss cooking you gizzards i will always hold on to memories.


A candle was lit in memory of Nathan Whidden

Shelby Huffman Mar 12 2022 6:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nathan Whidden

Jennifer Buchanan Mar 12 2022 6:13 PM

Sorry to hear about Nathan's passing. I went to Church with his family when I was a child. May his family and friends be at peace.

Sandra Dellinger Mar 10 2022 12:15 PM

God Bless you all.I am praying for all of you for peace and comfort.

Sharon Tate Mar 9 2022 4:46 PM

I love and miss ❤ you. I'm glad that God chose you to be my brother 🙏. I'm going to miss you picking on me. Can't wait until I see you again with Mom,Daddy and Donald. Until then have a hallelujah good time with our Jesus.

Cynthia Whidden Ruff Mar 9 2022 4:38 PM

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Cynthia Whidden Ruff Mar 9 2022 4:07 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Nathans' passing. He, my husband and I along with many other friends went through school together. He was a good man and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Peppi Mixon Mar 9 2022 1:12 PM

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