James T. "Jim" Whisenhunt, Jr., 81, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

James T. “Jim” Whisenhunt, Jr., 81, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

He was born April 12, 1930 in Bethel, Okla., son of James T. and Minnie Sheets Whisenhunt Weatherford.

Mr. Whisenhunt was reared and received his early education in Broken Bow, Okla., and Mountain Pine, Ark.

He moved to Pine Bluff in 1968 and married Brenda Lou Branch December 26, 1968.

Mr. Whisenhunt worked for Comfort Heating and Air and Ogden’s for many years before becoming self-employed.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Mr. Whisenhunt was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Whisenhunt of Pine Bluff; three sons, James T. Whisenhunt III of Hot Springs, Timothy Eldon Whisenhust of Pine Bluff and Douglas Ray Lenomond, Jr. of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Donna Smith of Hot Springs and Diane Orsborn of Arkansas; two brothers, James Ray Whisenhunt and Johnny Wayne Weatherford, both of Hot Springs; and numerous grandchildren.

A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2011 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Father L. Warren Harvey officiating. Arrangements were handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors (online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com).

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 901 North University, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207, American Heart Association, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203 or Alzheimer’s Association Central Arkansas Regional Center, 411 S. Victory, Suite 202, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.