William E. Whitehead, 87, of Crane, died Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
Born March 16, 1922 in Gibson County, he was the son of William and Emma Bishop Whitehead. On March 14, 1951, he married Betty Herrin, who survives.
He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1962 after 20 years of service and retired in 1982 from NWSC Crane after 20 years. He was a member of the Crane VFW, Bloomfield American Legion Post 196, Hadi Shrine of Evansville, Masonic Lodge of Odon and Fleet Service ASC.
Other survivors include: sons James "Whitey" Whitehead of Crane, Tommy Whitehead of Bloomfield; grandchildren, Heidi Wilson, of Lizton, Jared Whitehead of Charlotte, NC, Lori Hale, of Bloomington, Dustin Whitehead, of Bloomington, and Cole Whitehead of Bloomington; five great-grandchildren ; four brothers, Dick Whitehead of Bloomfield, Bobby Joe (Mary) Whitehead of Mt. Carmel, Ill., Jerry (Donna) Whitehead, of Princeton; sisters, Rosella Carr, Eagle Lake, Fla. and Judy (Wilfred) Beard of Boonville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Hugh Whitehead and Jimmie Don Whitehead.
Funeral service were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon Chapel with Bro. Jeff Williams officiating.
Burial was at Scotland Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW and American Legion.