Jerry H. Whitehead

CLINTON — Jerry H. Whitehead, 84, of Clinton, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on May 15, 2022, at his residence in Clinton.

Graveside services with military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Texas Christian Church.

Jerry was born on May 24, 1937, in Decatur, the son of Harvey and Gladys (Dodson) Whitehead.  He married Katherine A. “Katie” Sprague on December 25, 1960, in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine A. “Katie” Whitehead, Clinton; children:  Valarie Collup, Fordland, Mo.; Stacy (Ed) Meyer, Bonfield, Ill.; and Jay Whitehead, Clinton; four grandchildren:  Amanda (Michael) Reilly, Cassie (Brandon Pister) Collup, Travis (Ashley) Meyer, and Brady (Shelby Ballard) Collup; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jerry was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Texas Christian Church. He had worked for Revere Copper & Brass, in Clinton, along with driving a semi-truck, and he enjoyed sports.

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