Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Robert Dee Whiteside – Obituary

Robert Dee Whiteside, age 78, a resident of Vienna and a native of Golconda, passed away Wednesday morning, November 16, 2016, at 2:10 AM at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Bob was born January 11, 1938 in Golconda, Illinois. He was the son of Dee and Lelia (Cossey) Whiteside.

Bob is survived by his sister – Betty Charnell of Vienna and a nephew – David (his wife, Joy) Roberts of Mt. Carmel.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents – Dee Whiteside and Lelia Williamson;

a brother – Harry Whiteside; a sister – Bebe June Ferrell; a nephew – Steven Roberts; and 2 nieces – Sandra Lowry and Debbie Eastwood.

Bob was a 1955 graduate of Pope County High School. He moved in 1962 to Arizona where he lived until his return to Southern Illinois in September 2006. Bob was employed as a painter. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2016, at 2 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Joe Richard will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golconda.

Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2016, from 1 PM – 2 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials may be made to the True Vine Ministry, c/o Vienna First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1349, Vienna, IL 62995.

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