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Dennis L. Whetstone


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Ave., Jackson, Ohio 45640

(p) 740-286-2010

Dennis L. Whetstone, age 66, of Jackson, passed away early Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 4, 1954 in Chillicothe, OH to the late Ona Mae (Detty) Whetstone and Arthur Sherman Whetstone Sr.

He was a graduate of Wellston High School, Class of 1973. After high school he was employed at Banquet Foods which eventually became General Mills, where he was employed as a lead in the special skills maintenance shop for 39 years.

Dennis was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was known for his gentle and kind spirit, his strong work ethic, his love of nature and being outdoors, as well as his ability to make or build anything he put his mind to.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl (Gillum) Whetstone, his daughter Kelli (Bradley) Wilson, his son, Adam (Marija) Whetstone and two granddaughters, Claire Whetstone and Perry Wilson. He is also survived by brothers Sherman and Larry (Shannon) Whetstone, and one sister, Glorie Collins as well as many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and their children.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Gary Whetstone. He is also preceded in death by his mother and father in-law, Marilyn “Jean” Gillum and Perry “Buck” Gillum and his brother-in-law, Michael Gillum.

Friends may call Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4-8 PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 26, 2021 at the funeral home with Pastor Jack Hughes officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a tree be planted in Dennis’ memory. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Per CDC guidelines and governor recommendations, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice proper social distancing. Online condolences may be sent to

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