Larry L. Whitehead

Larry L. Whitehead age 74 of Maryville, IL, born November 29, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK, passed away at 3:59pm on Friday September 16, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Larry was retired after 33 years as an Information Systems Specialist, at the time of retirement he was working at Scott Air Force Base.  He was a former member of the Harrisonville, Missouri Optimist Club.  He coached his three sons in baseball and football for over 30 years. Having grown up in Oklahoma, he was a loyal Oklahoma Sooners fan.  He loved being with his family and adored his grandchildren, having attended most all of their sports or special events.

He was preceded in death by his parents Claude Lester and Hazel nee Beene Whitehead Jr., a sister Cheri L. Whitehead and a brother Danny C. Whitehead.

He is survived by his wife Patty Ruth nee DeMeritt Whitehead, whom he married on January 7, 1961, three sons; Danny (Young) Whitehead of Collinsville, IL, Steve Whitehead of Maryville, IL, and Craig (Kristin) Whitehead of Collinsville, IL, four grandchildren; Mark, Bryce, Logan, and Lucie.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday September 20, 2016 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville.

Funeral service will be at 12pm on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Nadelin officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Maryville Food Pantry and will be received at the funeral home.

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