Leo Whitehead

Apr 16th, 1934 - Dec 21st, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sun, Dec. 23rd, 2018 12pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sun, Dec. 23rd, 2018 2pm

Leo Whitehead

Marion-Leo Whitehead, 84, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at his home.

Leo was born on April 16, 1934 in Spillertown to John Randolph and Sadie (Stroud) Whitehead. He married Virginia (Jack) Whitehead on February 7, 1964 in Marion.  She preceded him in death on May 14, 2013.

Leo was a UMWA Coal Miner. He enjoyed coon hunting and was a long time member of Spillertown Baptist Church.

Survivors include:


Cheryl & Jerry Riepshoff

Lee Anne & Barry Steed

Leo & DeLynda Whitehead

Clint Whitehead

Daughter in law-Kim Whitehead


Dustin Whitehead

David & Rachel Whitehead

Matthew & Jessica McComas

Lindsey & James Trice

Kami & Eddie Frey

Alea & Aaron Gabe

Corrina & Ethan Madden

Sadie Steed

Abby Steed

Brocton & Krysten Whitehead

Bryson & Haleigh Whitehead

Brandi Cross

Ashley Cross

Lynsey Cross

Several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews

Sister-Jeanette Newell

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Gayla Marshall; son, Dennis Whitehead; sisters, Lenora Tanner and Loudene McGuire and brothers, Puck Whitehead, Bill Whitehead and Bob Whitehead.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 2pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Barry Steed officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 12pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the guest register please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com

3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Robert E. Browning

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: December 22, 2018

    Leo and I worked together at the coal mines, always liked to have fun. and always showed that he was a christian, always new that his family and church were the main things in his life.

  • Guest: Glenna Miller

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: December 24, 2018

    Cheryl, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love You .

  • Guest: Steve Sawalich

    From: West Frankfort, IL, Illinois

    Date: December 26, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. Leo was a fine person. Worked with him at Old Ben 21. Very sorry to hear about this.