Rodney D. Whitehead


Rodney D. Whitehead, 64, of Otwell, passed away at 11:14 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Otwell.
He was born in Washington on Aug. 12, 1954, to William and Juanita (Burch) Whitehead. He graduated from Otwell High School in 1972 and had retired from Peabody Coal Company. He was a member of the Oakland City Golf Club, was an avid golfer, hunter and loved all dogs, especially basset hounds.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannie (Arnold) Whitehead of Haubstadt, whom he married Oct. 22, 2018; mother Juanita Whitehead of Otwell; three daughters, Chastity (Neil) Broeker of Jasper, Amber (Jason) Bulmer, both of New Castle, and Erika Whitehead of Petersburg; brother James Whitehead of Evansville; sister Julie (Jay) Claridge of Haubstadt; stepdaughter Heather (Bryan) Faith of Washington; Paula Goebel (Alex Kaufman) of Wadesville, Veronica (Craig) Reynolds of Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren; two nieces; one great-niece and one great-nephew.
He is preceded in death by his father, William Whitehead; wife of 25 years, M. June (Grannon) Whitehead, who passed away on April 1, 2018.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Ed Lee Mortuary Downtown Chapel, with Pastor David Whitehead officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary Downtown Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 815 Main St., Washington, IN 47501 or Daviess County Friends for Animals, P.O. Box 402, Washington, IN 47501.
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