A Nicholas County native, Bryndon Blake Whalen was born July 7, 2000. He was a 2018 graduate of Nicholas County High School, had attended Morehead State University, was an employee of 3M in Cynthiana and a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Bryndon loved music, having been a member of both the NCHS & MSU Bands and was inducted into Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity. He lived to play music on both his saxophone and especially his bass guitar. He also enjoyed cooking, eating, attending Comic-Con events and spending time with his loving family.
Surviving are his mother, Subrena Tapp (Shaun Crump), of Carlisle; his maternal grandparents: Raymond “Roscoe” and Betty Gilliam; two aunts: Kathy (Kevin) Cooper and Connie (Paul) Swearingen, all of Vanceburg; an uncle, Danny (Kimberly) Gilliam, of Crystal River, Florida; three step-siblings: Tyler, Taylor and Holly Crump; six cousins: Davin, Landon and Kami Bentley, Natosha Swearingen, Danielle Alles and Zachary Gilliam; and his special family friends, Lindsay & Brandon Swanner and their children, John, Eli and Daisie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Monte Whalen. Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home officiated by Tyler Duncan.
Burial will follow in the Millersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. Tuesday. Charitable donations may be made in Bryndon’s memory to the following organizations: Nicholas Co. High School Band Boosters, 103 School Drive, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311