Jack Bannard Whitehead, 97, of San Angelo, Texas entered into his Heavenly home Sunday , August 26, 2021 . Family visitation will be at Kimbrough Funeral Home in Cisco, Texas from 10:30am-11:00am on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Graveside service will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco.
Jack was born August 30, 1924 in Cisco, Texas to Zuma A Brown and A.D. Whitehead. Jack attended school in Cisco and was raised by his most beloved Grandmothers, Grandma Tarver and Grandma Belknap. He married the love of his life, Martha Virginia Honea (Whitehead) on December 21, 1940 and celebrated 79 years of marriage before her death on March 13, 2020.
Jack was employed by Surles Dairy at the time he was drafted in October 1944. He was among the first Americans to set foot on Japanese soil during WWII. Jack served 2 years in the Army before being Honorable Discharged for injuries. While serving he received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Victory Ribbon , Good Conduct Medal Army of Occupation Ribbon (Japan) and 2 Overseas Bars. After returning home from WWII he lived in Cisco, Texas where he and Virginia raised their daughter Jackie Loretta. Jack worked for Lone Star Gas Company for over 30 years before retiring in 1987.
Survivors are his daughter, Jackie Loretta Currie and husband David of San Angelo. Grandsons: Chuck Lipsey and wife Kelly of Ballinger, Texas and Scott Lipsey and wife Shanna of San Angelo, Texas. Granddaughter: Candi Rasberry and husband Kurt of San Angelo, Texas. Step-grandsons: Lance Currie and wife Rebecca of Dallas and Chad Currie and wife Jessica of San Angelo, Texas.
Great Grandchildren: Brian Rasberry, Brett Rasberry and Brent Rasberry all of San Angelo, Texas, Chelsy Lipsey of Ballinger, Charly Lipsey of San Angelo, Payton Chitsey of Sweetwater and Luke Lipsey of San Angelo. Great Great Grand Children: Channing Chitsey of Sweetwater and Cannon Grant Harris of San Angelo.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Zuma Wooten and A. D. Whitehead, his wife Virginia and two sons Randy Wayne and Jimmy Don Whitehead.
The service was led by his pastor Dr Chris Curran and son in law Dr David Currie.