On Sunday, July 28, 2019, William Brandon “Meathead” Whidden, loving son, husband, and father of two boys, passed away at age 38. Brandon was born February 15, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Judy Jones and Horace “Ted” Whidden, and he was raised by Shirley and Newton Haddock. He was an Army National Guard Veteran, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. On October 15, 2005, he married the former Tamara Turnbo. Brandon had a passion for many things, and he put a great amount of time and effort into being a part of his boys’ lives and the friendships that he forged with so many. He was known for his infectious smile, goofiness, shoot-it-straight attitude, and his kind and compassionate spirit. Brandon had a wonderfully compassionate heart that could make anyone smile; he was a truly special person.
Brandon was preceded in death by his mother Judy, and he is survived by his wife, Tamara, his two children, Will and Isaac, his brother, Brad Haddock, his parents, Newton and Shirley Haddock and Ted Whidden, his grandmother, Christine Staggs and husband Deb, in-laws, several cousins, two nieces, and three nephews.
Services were Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 am at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Collinwood, Tennessee. Tim Hanback officiated. Burial with military rites was in Memorial Gardens, Collinwood. Pallbearers were Shaundale Hanback, David Rochell, Jason Wright, Jonathan Creecy, Josh Nance, and Alan Byrd. Honorary pallbearers were Jamey Haddock and Lanny Haddock.