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R.J.

Whitehead

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January 30, 2015

R. J. "Bunk" Whitehead, 88, of Covington died Friday, January 30, 2015. Mr. Whitehead was born April 21, 1926, in Covington a son of the late William F. and Louise Parrish Whitehead. He was a veteran of World War II with the US Navy serving in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS Intrepid. He retired in 1991 from the Plant Protection Department of MeadWestvaco Corp after 45 years of service to the company. Following his retirement, he was a devoted part-time employee of Arritt Funeral Home until his death. Bunk was a longtime member and Deacon of McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church where he had also served as a Scoutmaster for Troop 31. He was a member of Curtis A. Smith Post #1033, Veterans of Foreign Wars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, William Whitehead, Ralph Whitehead, Jay Whitehead, Ray Lee Whitehead, Donald Whitehead, James Whitehead, Maynard Whitehead and Glenn Whitehead and two sisters, Ruth Tucker and Betty Perkins. Surviving are his Wife of 66 years, Dolly Davis Whitehead, of Covington; his Son and Daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Julie Whitehead of Covington; two Daughters, Susie Smith and her husband, Allen, and Debbie Whitehead, all of Covington; nine grandchildren, David Arritt, Jr., Beth Arritt, Wesley Arritt, Jonathan Arritt, Mark Fridley, Barry Fridley, J. J. Whitehead, Stacy Boris, Lisa Hansford, Amy Jackson, Kristen Hoke and David Smith; thirteen great grandchildren, Addison Hansford, Kaleigh Entsminger, Haley Hansford, Ryder Jackson, Aidan Hoke, Brett Smith, Kari Arritt, Kyle Arritt, Anna Grace Arritt, Landon Arritt, Eva Arritt, Hunter Fridley and Abbie Fridley and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Fleenor officiating assisted by the Rev. Bill Gillliland. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Arritt, Jr, Wesley Arritt, J..J. Whitehead, Andy Hansford, Robert Jackson, Gary Whitehead, Mike Whitehead, Joe Whitehead and Jerry Whitehead. The family will receive their friends Monday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. Cemetery Information Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Tuesday, February 3, 2015 02:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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Donna S. Nicely

Apr 20, 2024

Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May God bless you and may his influence live on in the lives he touched along life’s way.

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Mike and April Rose

Apr 20, 2024

Johnny was a good dear friend,who will be missed immensely.Our deepest sympathy to the Nida family.

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Pete and Mary Hutchison, Jr

Apr 19, 2024

Thankful for the many wonderful memories from our motorcycle trips. Prayers for peace and comfort.

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