Anthony Shane Whiddon, age 37 passed away on August 24, 2017 in Charleston, SC. He is survived by his wife, Shannon Colleen Thornton Whiddon, sons, Lucas Jackson Whiddon and Peyton Elijah Whiddon, his mother Linda Bone Whiddon, and sister Rachel Lauren Whiddon, all of Charleston, SC. In addition, he is survived by Colonel and Mrs. Robert E. Thornton ( Shelby) of Jacksonville, Alabama, Lt. Col. Michael S. Thornton (Sarah) of Ft. Drum, NY, Janna and Danny Gardner of Pinson, Alabama and Major and Mrs. Blaine Lacy ( Shannon) of Delta, Alabama. He is also survived by numerous other beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and family members. Mr. Whiddon was pre-deceased by his father Roger Whiddon, his mother in law, Rebecca Thornton and his grandparents Elsie and Rudolph Bone and Georgie and Jessie Whiddon.
Shane was born on December 5, 1979 in Brunswick, Ga. He graduated from Glynn Academy and completed a number of apprenticeships in the culinary world. Shane’s absence will be felt keenly in the industry, where he had established a respected and growing reputation as a chef and manager. His attention to detail, creativity, energy, and sheer love for food prepared not only for sustenance, but for celebration marked him as one of the emerging stars in the Charleston food scene. Mr. Whiddon’s career spanned sites including: Daufuskie Island, Sea Island Company , Charleston Place Hotel, and Virginia’s on King. Firmly rooted in his faith, Shane took every opportunity to use his cooking skills to help worthy causes including: “Feed the Need”, “Palmetto Goodwill”, “Hogs for the Cause” and others.
Shane’s greatest creation was not made in the kitchen, but in the family created with his beloved wife of ten years, Shannon. They and their boys loved time spent outdoors in the low-country waters, exploring the community, and celebrating their faith. He was committed to spending time building memories with his boys and enjoying life with Shannon, his mother Linda and sister Rachel.
A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, August 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM at The Historic Rice Mill Building , 17 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29401. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a college fund for the children. For information regarding this College Fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.
Historic Rice Mill Building
Sunday August 27th, 2017
17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401
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Death is never easy to accept, especially to one so young. My heart goes out to the family and friends. Shane was a inspiration to many.
Submitted by Elaine Spaetti on Aug 29 2017 12:20:24 AM
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My heart is sadden by your loss. May God soon bless y'all with strength and eventually with comfort and peace. Keeping y'all in my prayers.
Submitted by Judi C. Sanders on Aug 27 2017 05:56:27 PM
I have the special privilege of conducting a culinary tour 3 days a week that includes
Virginia's on King. I am keenly aware of the talents of Chef Whiddon in the kitchen.
He will be greatly missed in the food and beverage community here in Charleston.
He personified hospitality in his food! My thoughts and prayers are with the Whiddon family and with the Virginia's on King & Holy City Hospitality family.
Submitted by Cathy Hinson on Aug 27 2017 04:41:52 PM
You will be missed deeply in the chef community as well, the lives you touch with your food and spirit. Thank You for being and amazing chef and friend...
Submitted by Preston Cravey 3 on Aug 26 2017 03:50:58 PM
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.The Bible. Gives us hope that all of mankind's suffering and tears will come to an end very soon. Read Revelation 21:1-5. Also visit www.jw.org and click on Bible Teachings and click on Bible Questions Answered.
Submitted by Kay Richardson on Aug 26 2017 04:59:26 AM
Prayers for all of the family. Such a terribble loss.prayers for peace and comfort.
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