Homer Whitehead, age 89 of Maryville, departed this earthly home to join the love of his life, his wife of 63 years, Betty (McDonald) in heaven on March 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Andy and Annie; sisters, Peggy Whitehead, Beatrice Hall, Louise Floro; brothers, Archie, Chester, Lester, Lloyd, and Ollie. Survivors include: Son, Dale and his wife, Leisa; sister, Zelda (Jim) Hitson; brother, Arnold “Bud” (Faye) Whitehead; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Mountain View Church of God, serving as a teacher for over 60 years. He retired from ALCOA in 1992, after a 30-year career. During retirement he and Betty enjoyed traveling on bus trips across the US and Canada, and working with friends at the Chilhowee View Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, 136 Harvest Lane, Maryville, TN 37801. At Homer’s request no services were held and he was interred at Grandview Memorial Mausoleum. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCreamation.com.
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