Mr. Whitehead was a native of Marshall County, and was the son of the late John and Dora Fox Whitehead. He was retired from Heil Quaker Corporation, and he was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ila Sharp.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Annie Evelyn Davis Whitehead of Cornersville; daughter, Barbara Rogers of Cornersville; son, Thurston (Tammie) Whitehead of Wheel; and nephew, Charles Norman Sharp of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, and one stepgreat-grandchild also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 16, from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Beechwood Cemetery.
The family will at the funeral home for visitation on Wednesday from noon until the funeral hour.
Cornersville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.