Anthony Shane Whiddon



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

Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.