Robert Miller Whitehead Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday. May 9, 2022 at home in Brandon. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon and again from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at Brandon Baptist Church, 100 Brandon Baptist Drive, Brandon, MS 39042 with the funeral following at 11 a.m. Graveside service will be at Crestview Memorial Gardens after the funeral.
Robert is survived by his much beloved wife, Janet Montgomery Whitehead, their son, Bob Whitehead (Julie), their daughter, Becky Whitehead (Matt), six grandchildren, Terrie Morrison (Thomas), Amber Whitehead, Will Woods, Alex Woods, Rachel Whitehead, and Jack Woods, one great-grandchild, Thomas Morrison II, one sister, Carole Rose Hammett, and many loved nieces and nephews.
Robert was born on October 8, 1944, in Macon, MS to Jack Randall and Mae Miller Whitehead. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Jack R. Whitehead, and his sister, Peggy McIntyre.
Robert attended school for ten years in Louisville, MS and graduated from Corinth High School in Corinth, MS. He graduated from Mississippi State University and was a proud supporter for many years, serving on the board of the Mississippi State University Foundation several times and attending all the games.
Robert loved to serve his Lord and Savior. He supported the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for over forty years, helping with scholarships, the swap shop, and many other ministries and projects. He worked with Romanian-American Missions, Yellowstone Baptist College while it was in Billings, MT, Blue Mountain College, American Seminary, and William Carey University. He was humbled when William Carey University presented him an honorary Doctorate in 2021 for his support for their ministries and evangelic programs. He was privileged to be a charter member of Brandon Baptist Church and served as a deacon and on many committees. He also sponsored and led mission groups in Wyoming and Louisiana for several years.
Robert built two businesses: Whitehead Equipment Company, which was a twenty-year Stihl product distributor, and RW Distributors, which distributed Honda and Exmark products for over thirty years. He was so grateful to the people and customers he served over the years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Brandon Baptist Church Building Fund at 100 Brandon Baptist Drive, Brandon, MS 39042.