Andrew Jackson “Jack” Whitehead, age 88, went home to meet Jesus and he was ready for the trip on December 05, 2020. He has many people waiting to see him including his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Vera Wilma (Chambers) Whitehead and his only son, Terry Lynn Whitehead. And many other family members as well. A.J. “Jack” grew up in the Happy Valley community and served proudly in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years at Lackland Airforce Base in California. He worked for the Maryville Police Department for 32 years where he retired and loved the comraderies of his fellow police officers. His last 2 years spent, were at Clover Hill Senior Living where he made and met many wonderful friends and never met a stranger. He even received the nickname “The Mayor of Clover Hill” from the staff there. A special thank you to Clover Hill Senior Living for taking great care of him in the last years of his life. He will always be remembered by two of his favorite sayings; “My Oh My” and, when his grandchildren would ask him his name, he would reply: “Andrew Jackson Jefferson Jones Harrison Wilson Gooseberry Holmes!”. He was also preceded in death by his parents; Jeff and Lily Burddell Whitehead; brother, Coleman Whitehead; sisters, Virginia Rasnick and Kathleen Herron. He is survived by his two caring daughters; Debbie Watson and husband, Rocky Watson; and Donna Lea Martin; His four beautiful grandchildren; Ryan Watson, Beth and Bryan Roach, Shea Whitehead, and Derek Martin; His adorable great grandchild, Piper Joan Watson; and favorite pet, Lucy. The Family and friends of Jack will assemble at the Pavilion at Grandview Cemetery for graveside services at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 10, 2020 with Rev. Chris Pass, Rev. Ricky Rutherford, and Jeff Carroll officiating. During this time it is asked that social distancing and face masks be observed for everyone’s safety. In lieu of flowers please consider making donations in Jack’s name to Grandview Baptist Church at 2208 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville TN. 37803. Fond memories and condolences may be shared through Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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