Sunday, January 10, 2016

Ronald G. Whitehead

Ronald G. Whitehead, 79, died surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, January 11, 2016, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Stokes and Rev. Stacey Parvin officiating. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Whitehead was born October 8, 1936, to Ray and Hazel Napier Whitehead. He was a member of Whitehall United Methodist Church and was retired from a career in Forest Management. He answered the call of his country by serving in the United States Army.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Whitehead of Louisville; his son, Jeff Whitehead and wife, Kim, of Sturgis, Mississippi; and two daughters, Rhonda Robertson and husband, Bryan, of Jena, Louisiana; and Susan Trichel and husband, Toby, of Monroe, Louisiana. One of his greatest joys was being “Pop” to eight grandchildren: Layla Scott and Doc Coleson Whitehead; Madison, Landry and Hunter Robertson; and Cole, Kade, and Carson Trichel. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bill Whitehead; and his sister, Nadine Whitehead.

Serving as pallbearers will be Charlie Black, Ray Bolton, Dave Duncan, James Matthews, Allen Watts, and Garvin Whitten. Memorials may be given to United Methodist Senior Services of Mississippi, 2800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at