Thomas Robert Whitehead, age 80 of Wyaconda, MO, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at his home.
Robert was born February 11, 1941, in Wyaconda, MO, the only son of Clark E. and Velma I. (Koontz) Whitehead.
He was married to Vivian Whitehead for over 50 years, and they had five children.
Robert continued working until nearly turning 80, then continued working around his homestead until becoming sick before his passing. He was associated with the apostolic faith and held strong to his beliefs. Robert was a very good trumpet player and loved to play wherever and whenever he could. Those who knew him, will remember Robert as a strong-willed man, who never gave up on life, or his friends, and family, he merely just ran out of time.
Survivors include his children, Mark (Kathy) Whitehead of Collinsville, IL, Wayne (Sarah) Whitehead of Davenport, IA, Forrest Whitehead of Lake Whitney, TX, Jeffrey Whitehead of Texas, Bonnie (Jerry) Henke of Granite City, IL, one sister, Bonnie Brewer of Kahoka, as well as fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by Vivian, his parents, two sisters; Barbara Whitehead and Betty Sedillo, and brother-in-law, Eddie Brewer.
Funeral services for Robert were held Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11 A.M. at Wilson and Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka. A visitation was held at 10 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday. Interment followed in the Wyaconda cemetery. Memorials were suggested to the family with checks payable to Mark Whitehead.