M.J.  Whitehead

M.J. Whitehead

Thursday, January 28th, 1932 - Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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M. J. Whitehead, 88, of Bellmead passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday September 21, 2020, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2000 Clay, Waco, Texas, with Pastor Peter Kolb officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday September 20, 2020, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 N Robinson Dr, Waco, Texas.
M. J. was born January 28, 1932, to Alpha Barnett Whitehead and Wiley Whitehead in Gatesville, Texas. He was stationed in San Diego, California in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He married Dorothy Scheu in San Diego on January 17, 1953. They enjoyed over 67 years of wedded bliss. He retired as Shop Foreman from Pure Milk Company of Waco, Texas after 38 years. He was a member of Saint Mark Lutheran Church, where he held numerous positions. He enjoyed cattle ranching, traveling, being a member of Master Gardeners and the Central Texas Cactus and Succulent Society, and grand kid’s activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wayne, and grandson Jeramie.
M. J. is survived by wife Dorothy, and children, Steve Whitehead and wife Leslee; Lisa Whitehead; James Whitehead and wife Louisa. Six grandkids, five great-grandkids, and seven great-great-grandkids. Also, surviving brother Butch Whitehead and wife Rita plus many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Waco Texas.
Semper Fidelis!
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, September 20th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Service

    Monday, September 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, September 21st, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mark Lutheran Church
    2000 Clay Ave.
    WACO, TX
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    Rev. Peter Kolb
  • Interment

    Rosemound Cemetery
    3201 S 12th St
    WACO, TX 76706
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Carol Wood

Posted at 11:51am
Dear Dorothy, My deepest sympathy on the passing of MJ. I have many fond memories of MJ over the years he was a Master
Gardener. My prayers are with you and your family. Carol Wood

Randy & Denise Ragsdale

Posted at 10:14am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord wrap his arms around you with only the comfort he can give.

Rita Hayes

Posted at 09:11am

I'd like to extend my condolences to you and to your family. You will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Rita Hayes

Posted at 08:30pm
Our deepest sympathy to you Dorothy and all the family upon the passing of MJ. Many memories of him from St Mark and all the AAL activities we were so blessed to serve with him on Our prayers for strength because he will be missed. His faith in Jesus was very evident to all who knew him Our Love. Julia Ledford (Schmedthorst) and Gordon Ledford

Your Friends at Texas Life

Posted at 12:57pm
We are thinking of you.
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