Thomas Virgil Whitehead, 96, of Bowman, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Tom was born December 18, 1922 to William and Amanda (Stone) Whitehead. He served as Staff Sergeant in the US Army from 1944-1946 and was stationed in Italy during World War II. Tom was in the 339th Infantry Regiment 85th Division Company D and fought in the battle of Malone. He married Carol (Cooper) on March 18, 1950. They celebrated 69 years of marriage. They were blessed by three children, Karla (Randy) Hamm of Petersburg, Sandy (Randy) Bailey of Petersburg, and Lon Whitehead of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Stacy (Kevin) Huelsman, Kimberly (Cody) Shoultz, and Skyla (Luke) Melhiser; 5 great grandchildren, Craig, Mabry, AJ, Paxton, and Cooper.
He is preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Ray, and Oral "Rabbit" Whitehead; sisters, Ruth Whitehead, Eadith McCain, Edyth McCrary, Ethel Pierce, Pearl Whitehead, Ester Hayes, and Doris Smith. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
He retired from Farm Bureau CO-OP and enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting, trotline fishing.
Services for Tom will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, March 30, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg. Visitation will take place from 11 AM until service time on Saturday. Burial will follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the 1st Church of God 2135 E. Main St. in Petersburg. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care.