Sam Whitehead

Published 8:33 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sam Whitehead, 80, of Roan Mountain, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at his residence.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Hensley and Mary Ann Ingram Whitehead.
Mr. Whitehead served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Roan Park Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Buster, Bob and George Whitehead, and a son-in-law, William Bill Tolley.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruby Johnson Whitehead; a daughter, Rita Tolley, Roan Mountain; three sons, Kevin Whitehead, Roan Mountain, Clifford Whitehead and fiancée Judy King, Hampton, and Roger Whitehead and wife Margaret, Elizabethton; two brothers, Ray Whitehead, Elizabethton, and Arnold Whitehead and wife Margaret, Roan Mountain; five granddaughters, one grandson and 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Robin Whitehead.
Funeral services for Sam Whitehead will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Scbish officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Johnson-Roan View Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Adam Johnson, Darren Lacy, Andy Stout, Rusty Estep, Jimmy Hill, Brandon Arrowood and Allen Lyons. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to his daughter-in-law, Margaret Whitehead, grandson, Travis Whitehead, and Ivy Tester at Mountain States Hospice. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Whitehead family.

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