F. L. Whitehead Thursday, February 17, 1927 - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

F. L. “Whitey” Whitehead, 90, of Berrien Springs, passed from this earth on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Jenny’s Place in Berrien Springs.

A memorial service celebrating Whitey’s life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs.  Cremation has taken place and burial of ashes will be at Lincoln Township Cemetery at a later date.  Online memories may be shared at www.allredfuneralhome.com.  Memorials may be made to Caring Circle Hospice, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI  49085.

Whitey was born February 17, 1927, in Dell, Arkansas.  He was migrant farm worker making the harvest as a young boy with his family each year until 1945 when he went into the US Army to serve his country until 1949.  He then went to work at Auto Specialties Manufacturing Company in 1950 as a fork truck driver and retired from there in 1980.

He married Helen Cobb on January 25, 1957.  He was with her on May 2, 2002, when she passed from this earth.  On September 1, 2009, he married Rebecca Twomley and was very happily married to her.  Whitey was known for his work ethic during life and devotion to his family, and all who knew him were impressed by his good-natured attitude, as he never had a bad day.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Twomley of Berrien Springs; and his son, Phillip (Pamela) Whitehead of St. Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen (Cobb) Whitehead; mother and father, Ethel and Francis Whitehead; sister, Lorriane; and brother, James.

July 22, 2017, 3 p.m. Saturday

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

So sorry to hear about your dad Phillip you know I loved your dad like a father myself we was neighbors for a lot of years and I surely send my condolences to you and his wife. All the boys and Tabitha also send their condolences to you,we would have been there but I didn't see it until Sunday that he passed so sorry we missed it.

I remember Helen and Whitey and Helen's Father when they rented from my Aunt Myrtle on Territorial Road.   Those were really the good old days.  They all were simply lovely people and so well-liked by everyone who knew them.    I wish I had kept in touch with them, but Whitey, you were a great person and I know God has welcomed you with open arms.

How we will miss Whitey. He always thought we were beautiful!1 and that we had a lovely spread. He was always so congenial and happy and had the true Spirit of Jesus, and love my sister with all his heart. He gave her many happy years, for which we are very thankful. We will miss him very much. Charles and Ramona