Joel Preston Whitener, 45, of Carlyle, passed away at 10:27 a.m., February 19, 2022, at his home.
He was born October 24, 1976, in Centralia, the son of Ronald Dale Whitener and Billie Jean Crofford. He graduated from Grand Prairie Grade School, Woodlawn High School, Fontbonne University, and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He was the President of Sisco Corporation in Nashville, Illinois. Joel loved to fish, travel, and spend time with his family and friends. and enjoyed Nascar, basketball, reading, and cooking. He attended Donoho Prairie Christian Church.
Joel is survived by his son, Hudson Whitener of Bartelso; three brothers, Christopher Whitener, Patrick Whitener and wife Cheryl, and Justin Whitener; two step-brothers, Dean Renaud and wife Marcy, and Matt Renaud and wife Joy; step-sister, Lynette (Renaud) Glover and husband Mike; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ron Whitener.
A memorial service for Mr. Whitener will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with Matt Renaud officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m., until the hour of service, on Saturday, at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be made to Rome Grade School or Bartelso Grade School, and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com, or on the Osborn Funeral Home Facebook page.