Rodney D. Whitehead, 64, Otwell

Rodney D. Whitehead, 64, of Otwell, passed away at 11:14 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in Otwell.

He was born in Washington on August 12, 1954, to William and Juanita (Burch) Whitehead.

He graduated from Otwell High School in 1972 and had retired from Peabody Coal Company.

He was a member of the Oakland City Golf Club, was an avid golfer, hunter and loved all dogs, especially basset hounds.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannie (Arnold) Whitehead, of Haubstadt, whom he married, October 22, 2018; mother, Juanita Whitehead of Otwell; three daughters, Chastity (Neil) Broeker of Jasper, Amber (Jason) Bulmer of New Castle and Erika Whitehead of Petersburg; brother, James Whitehead of Evansville; sister, Julie “Jay” Claridge of Haubstadt; stepdaughter, Heather (Bryan) Faith of Washington; Paula Goebel (Alex Kaufman) of Wadesville, Veronica (Criag) Reynolds of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; two nieces; one great-niece and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Whitehead; wife of 25 years, M. June (Grannon) Whitehead on, whom passed away on April 1, 2018.                                                                               

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Ed Lee Mortuary Downtown Chapel with Pastor David Whitehead officiating.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary Downtown Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 815 Main St., Washington, IN 47501 or Daviess County Friends for Animals, P.O. Box 402 Washington, IN 47501.

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