Channing Keith Whetstone October 10, 1967 - June 16, 2021 Sacramento, California - Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend to many, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family. Channing fought a difficult and painful fight against a very cruel cancer for two years before being consumed by the disease. Channing was known for his kind heart, his willingness to help, his caring for the well-being of others, and his desire to teach others whatever new nugget of knowledge he learned. Channing grew up and spent most of his life in Sacramento. He attended O.W. Erlewine Elementary School, Albert Einstein Jr. High School, Foothill High School, and American River College. In his youth Channing played soccer and little league. He continued with soccer through adulthood. He later found more thrilling adventurous activities to be his favorite. These included motorcycles, white water rafting, sailing, scuba diving, mountain and rock climbing. Channing was also a gamer. He played all the electronics games, starting with Atari and continuing through Xbox1 games. He played Dungeons and Dragons as well as other role-playing board games. While going through chemo and radiation, he frequently got outside and met with his friends to play Pokeman-GO until the pain became too much for him. Channing also enjoyed sculpting, creating many different works of art, some of which he sold at various art exhibits. Channing managed his own business designing and producing piercing jewelry for several years. He worked as an insurance salesman, a sushi chef at Mana Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, construction apprentice, and patio covers installer. Ten years ago, he found his true calling as he went back to school to become a land surveyor. After earning his credentials, he started working at something he loved doing. Going to Japan for 6 weeks as a foreign exchange student in his 15th year whet his appetite for traveling. He visited many of the States and iconic cities in the U.S. He also visited many of the National Parks where he was able to partake in climbing and hiking. His overseas travel included several of the Asian countries. He really appreciated the hospitality and foods of the Asian cultures. His favorite places to visit were any of the Hawaiian Islands, where he recently learned to surf and hoped to return and further develop this skill. Channing is survived by his mother Lael Farmer (Terry), father Daniel Whetstone (Sherry), sister Tiffany Whetstone, stepsister Lindsay Foster (Brian), niece Iris Whetstone, and stepbrothers Jeffery and Zachary Farmer, two godsons Tristan Whetstone and Joshua Finn-Romero, and goddaughter Rachael Finn-Romero. We are thankful to the outpouring of support we have received from our family and friends. May God bless you all. Private graveside services will be held for Channing by his family and closest friends by invitation. A full celebration of Channing's life will be held in August. Announcements will be made when details are finalized in the next few weeks.