Daniel W. Whitehead, 61, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at his home.
He was born April 10, 1956 in Granite City, a son of Elsie (Mitzel) Whitehead of Big Rock, Tennessee and the late Donald Whitehead.
He married Diana L. (Buente) Whitehead on May 6, 1978 in Granite City and she survives. He retired in December 2016 from Granite City Steel after 29 years of dedicated service as a millwright.
He was a faithful member of the Shiloh Christian Church in Glen Carbon where he enjoyed playing the guitar.
He adored his grandchildren and cherished spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed his days of fishing, deer hunting and playing golf.
In addition to his beloved wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Josh Whitehead of Edwardsville; stepson, Jason Hillis of Granite City; three grandchildren, Aubrey, William and Morgan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Sissy Whitehead of Granite City and David and Shari Whitehead of Big Rock, Tennessee; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Cindi and Terry Keeton of Livingston and Rebecca Schooley of Granite City; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Ran Buente of Collinsville and Ron and Tracey Buente of Troy and Steve and Sue Frederick of Bonne Terre, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Jacob Eric Whitehead; a sister-in-law, Peggy Lachmiller and a God-daughter, Hannah Keeton.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Nicholas F. Halbeisen officiating.
Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Christian Church in Glen Carbon or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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