Jeffrey Scott Whitehead flew Home to Heaven around midnight on November 23rd.
Jeff was born on December 18, 1961. He graduated from McMinn County High School in 1980. He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan in 1984 with a Business Management Degree. He spent most of his life working at Bowater, and then retired from there- and moved on to Yates Construction at the Wacker plant in Charleston, Tennessee. Jeff and Suzette would have celebrated their 38th Anniversary on December 1st.
Music was always his passion. He began playing guitar as a young boy. He met the love of his life, Suzette, when they were 11 years old. They had 48 years together. He spent his life taking rides with Suzette, playing his guitars, listening to music, and adding to his collections of guitars, cars, and other things. He was bigger than life, and he never wanted to grow up. He was always joking around and pestering those he loved most. He had the best laugh.
Jeff was preceded in death by his mom, Jeanette, his Mother-in-Law, Claire Starnes, and his little brother, Stanley Richard. Jeff was survived by his wife, Suzette, and his Father, Stanley, and his Father-In-Law, Win Starnes. He was also survived by his sister-in-love, Stephanie Davis; his brother-in-love, Jamie Davis; and his nieces and nephew, Lily, Daisy, and Jordy Davis who all loved him dearly. He was also survived by his best friend, brother, and cousin; Randy Coulter.
A funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home in Athens, Tennessee on Monday, November 28, 2022. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.