Vernis P. Whitehead, a resident of Memamora, Mich., formerly of Pontiac, Mich., was the son of the late William and Suda Crump Whitehead, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at the age of 80.
Mr. Whitehead served his country in World War II. He retired from GM Truck Division, Pontiac, Mich., as a group leader. He was a member of Dryden Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Delores Williams of Metamora, Mich., and JoAnn (Walter) Leslie of Indiana; one son, Gary (Chriss) Whitehead of Hope, Mich.; five grandchildren, David (Carolyn) Williams, Robert Williams, Jon (Wendy) Leslie, Michelle Leslie, Susan (Lamont) Terrell; and two great-grandchildren, Tyrus Whitehead and Caitlyn Harden.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleota Vernon Whitehead in 2001; his parents, William and Suda Crump Whitehead; seven siblings, Mabel McCaslin, Lawrence Whitehead, Elizabeth Bryant, Blanche Steak, Viril Whitehead, "Bud" Whitehead, and C. Dayton Whitehead.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer, Mich.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer, Mich., officated by Rev. Dave Cornwell.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #16 Honor Guard.