February 2, 1936 - February 9, 2021
George Marion Whitehead, age 85, of Knoxville, and formerly of Maryville, TN, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2021. George (known as Marion to his family and youthful friends) was born in the Grandview Community of Blount County. He moved to Wildwood in 1939. Shortly after this move, the family joined Logan’s Chapel United Methodist Church where Marion was a member. He attended Porter High School, graduating as the valedictorian of the class of 1954. He received a BS degree in accounting and a MS degree in education from the University of Tennessee. George then taught school in Plymouth, Ohio, Knox County Tennessee and Blount County, Tennessee. He then taught at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. After teaching, he worked in the accounting department of Robertshaw Controls where he met his future wife; they married in 1970, and remained married until her death in 1985. After his retirement, he enjoyed visits to Dollywood and attending basketball games. He participated in Senior Games and was proud of the awards he won. George is preceded in death by his beloved wife Anna “Bebe” McNiel Whitehead; his parents George M. and Edith Davis Whitehead, and nephews Jerry and Tony Whitehead. He is survived by his brothers: Paul Whitehead and Gerald (Caroline) Whitehead; niece, Annette W. Rogers (Steve); great-nephew, Sam Rogers, and great-niece Sara Rogers; as well as several Davis and Whitehead Cousins. Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2012, Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Maryville, TN with the Rev. Charles Ledger officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Logan’s Chapel UMC, 4626 Logans Chapel Loop, Maryville, TN 37804. On-line condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
George Marion Whitehead, age 85, of Knoxville, and formerly of Maryville, TN, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2021. George (known as Marion to his family and youthful friends) was born in the Grandview Community of Blount County.... View Obituary & Service Information
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