Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Ronald R. Whitehead

Ronald R. Whitehead, age 82 years, a resident of Goreville, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, October 11, 2019.

Ronald was born September 5, 1937 in the Webbtown community in Johnson County.  He was the son of Vernie and Jewell (Mullinax) Whitehead.

He married Berna Dean Pritchett on September 20, 1958 at the Goreville United Methodist Church.

Ronald is survived by his wife; a daughter – Terri Whitehead (Larry Peterson) of Goreville; a son – Michael Whitehead (Robin Harper-Whitehead) of Tunnel Hill; a granddaughter – McKenzie Resczenski (Michael) of Goreville; a grandson – Brody Whitehead (Madison) of Kailua, Hawaii; great grandsons – Tyde and Hawkins Resczenski; and a sister –
Ruth Brooks of Carol Stream.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers – Joseph and Wayne Whitehead; and a sister – June Miller.

Ronald attended the Goreville United Methodist Church.  He was an electrician by trade at Missouri Portland Cement Plant and General Tire.  He was an avid Goreville Blackcat sports fan.  Ronald dearly loved his grandkids and great-grandsons.

A service honoring the life of Ronald R. Whitehead will be conducted Tuesday morning, October 15, 2019, at 10:30 AM at the Goreville United Methodist Church, 116 West Adams St., Goreville, Illinois.  Pastor Enrico Esguerra and Dr. Glenn Webb will officiate. Burial will be in the Webb Cemetery near Tunnel Hill.

Visitation will be held Monday evening, October 14, 2019, from 5 PM – 8 PM at the Goreville United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Goreville Athletic Fund, 201 S. Ferne Clyffe Road, Goreville, IL 62939 or to the Heather Harper-Treat Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 98, Vienna, IL 62995 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

To share a memory of Ronald or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit www.baileyfh.com

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.