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James J. Whitehead

March 24, 1941 ~ March 9, 2022 (age 80)


James J. Whitehead, 80, of Cadiz, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville from complications due to surgery. He was born March 24, 1941 in Bridgeport, Ohio a son of the late George and Mildred Brownfield Whitehead.

Jim was a retired mechanic and truck driver and enjoyed pulling garden tractors. He was a member of the Sons of the Legion at the Cadiz American Legion Post #34 and the Cadiz Eagles, Aerie #2162.

He was preceded in death in addition to his parents; by a daughter, Janey Horstman; a brother, Melvin Whitehead; and a sister, Barbara Jackson.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Ann Garrison Whitehead; 3 sons: Jimmy (Rose) Whitehead of Richmond, Jeff (Kym) Whitehead of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts and John (Lelah) Whitehead of Wintersville; 2 daughters: Lynn Whitehead of Hopedale and Janice (Mike) Whitehead of Cadiz; a stepson, Thomas “T.J.” White of Missouri; a stepdaughter, Christina White of Cadiz; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday March 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cadiz American Legion. The family is being assisted by Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorial contributions be made to Harrison County Pulling for a Cure, 734 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907  or to the Harrison County Cancer Crusaders, c/o Julie McPeak, 226 Charleston Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.


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Celebration of Life
March 26, 2022

2:00 PM
Cadiz American Legion

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