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1930 Mr. 2017

Mr. John Gillis Whitehead

October 3, 1930 — January 2, 2017

Mr. John Gillis Whitehead age 86 of Manchester, Kentucky was born on Friday, October 3, 1930 to the late Sam and Viola Whitehead.

John was a faithful member of Morgan Branch Pentecostal Church and Loved God and now is in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. He passed on to Heaven on Monday, January 2, 2017 about 6:45 am in the presence of his family at home. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Korean Conflict. He loved being outdoors and was an avid four wheeler and went on many trips with his friends. We know if there are mountains in Heaven he will be exploring them. He was kind to all he met and greeted all as a friend. He will be missed dearly and was loved by all. But we rejoice in the fact that he is celebrating in Heaven now.

He is survived by one son: John Whitehead Jr. (Debbie) of West Palm Beach, Florida. The following step-children Maudie (Alonzo) Smith, Betty Faye (Hezekiah) Hensley, Mona (Ray) Henson and Roy Whitehead of Manchester. Wanda (Donnie) Bowles, Bessie (Larry) Lee and Dennis Henson of Jackson County, Brother Woodard (Reva) Whitehead, of Hazard, KY, Sisters Essie Smith and Hazel (Gil) Vaughn of Manchester and Sudie Alice Bowling of East Bernstadt, Ky. Also Surviving 12 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and step mother Ester "SIS" Whitehead. His Wife Lula Whitehead and ex-wife Hedy Mae Henson, 4 brothers and 5 sisters, step daughter Joyce Igo, also step sons Cecil Whitehead and Bill Henson.

Funeral Services for Mr. John Gillis Whitehead will be conducted on Saturday, January 7 at 10 AM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tim Reid and Rev. Todd Hicks will be officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors at the Manchester Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held on Friday evening after 6 PM at the Rominger Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements entrusted to the Rominger Funeral Home.

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