Jeffery Lee Whitehead, 65, departed this life on Monday, June 3, 2019. He was a devoted and loving husband, Dad and Papa.
Jeff was born on September 28, 1953 to Jack and Carole Whitehead in Topeka, Kansas. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1971. He began at Oklahoma Christian College in the fall of 1972. It was at OCC where he met the love of his life, Tommye Lea Wallace. While Jeff attended OCC, he played baseball, worked many jobs and became a father. Jeff graduated from Oklahoma Christian College with a degree in Education. Jeff became the proud owner of Whitehead Food Equipment in 1992. Jeff served the Lord’s church in various rolls throughout his life. He was well known as a song leader, teacher, and a shepherd for the Edmond Church of Christ. Jeff served the prison ministry at Joseph Harp Correctional Facility for over 20 years. As anyone who knew Jeff, knew that one of his favorite hobbies was singing. Jeff sang with many different groups beginning with the OK Chorale in the early 80’s, Music Central and most recently with Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma. Jeff was known as a man who loved God and his family.
He dedicated his life to serving both. Jeff is preceded in death by his father Jack Whitehead and his brother Joe Whitehead. Jeff is survived by his wife Tommye Whitehead; his son Jared and wife Paige – children Thompson, Bode and Cooper; his son Joshua and wife Jane; his daughter Tomi Jo and husband Nate Crawford – children Daxton and Tomie Ann; his mother Carole; his sister Diane and husband Richard Heltzel; brother Don; sister-in-law Becky and husband Mike Ray; Debbi and Mike Morton; sisters-in-law Sandy and Don Proctor; Mary and Steve Kelly and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Edmond Church of Christ with interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Norman, OK.