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Arthur " Grasshopper" Bleese Whack

September 23, 1950 — May 25, 2022

Mr. Arthur Bleeze Whack, affectionately known as {BUDDY} {GRASS] and [GRASSHOPPER] was born to the late Horace B.Sr, and Ruth Calhoun Whack on September 23, 1950, in Louisburg, North Carolina.
In 1953 the family moved to Durham, NC, where Arthur attended school and Northside Baptist Church. Arthur learned to adjust to his learning disability by being a quick observer. He would say "show me "then "I GOT IT," and true to his word, he would have it. He loved cars throughout his years, spending countless hours working on them. In the 1990s, he married the love of his life, Shirley knight Whack gaining more loving extended family members. In 2000 Arthur suffered a massage heart attack, and in 2001, he received a heart transplant from Duke University Medical Center. Later with Shirley's help, he became a contractor and owner of GRASSHOPPER Concrete company. In addition, Arthur was a member of Praise Worship Tabernacle ministries for 30-plus years. He loved serving God and believed in God, never giving up hope no matter his circumstances. He touched the lives of so many people. A man with many different talents, Arthur will be remembered as a hardworking, caring, and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace B.Sr. & Ruth C.Whack, his brother Weston Tony Whack, and three sisters, Ethel Whack Branch, Ruth Russell Deberry, and Annie L.Whack
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Shirley Whack, and daughters: Evonne Wiggs of Manning, SC, and Wanda Allen of Four Oaks, NC. Three brothers: Horace Whack Jr. of Wilson, NC, Bradley Whack of Newark, NJ, and Jesse Whack {Jennifer} Whack of Orangeburg, SC. One sister: Susie Surles of Durham, NC. Four grandchildren: Tyree (Farrah) Anderson of Raleigh, NC, Jamar (Tanesha) Allen of Selma, NC, Deanna Governor of Raleigh, NC, and Olivia Anderson of Raleigh, NC. Five great-grandchildren: Pharrell Anderson, Tyree Anderson Jr, Mahki Anderson, Trinity Governor, and Jameson Allen. A host of nieces and nephews and long-term friends.

Friday, June 03
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Funeral Service:
Saturday, June 04
11:00 AM
Shiloh Christian Church
211 Durham St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

Saturday June 04
Selma Memorial Gardens
Selma, NC 27576
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Friday, June 3, 2022

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sanders Funeral Home Chapel

806 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Selma Memorial Gardens


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