Jerry Lee Whitehead 81, Saturday, April 17, 1937 – Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jerry Lee Whitehead, 81, of Princeton, Indiana, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born in Princeton on Saturday, April 17, 1937, to William and Emma (Bishop) Whitehead. Jerry was a 1955 graduate of Princeton High School and attended Anderson College. He married Donna Turpin in Fort Branch, Indiana on November 22, 1957.
Jerry worked at Potter & Brumfield/Siemens for 42 years, retiring as the Sales Manager. After his retirement, he was a part-time employee of Patriot Motors and served one term on the North Gibson School Board. Jerry was also a faithful member of Bethel Memorial Church, serving as a greeter. Jerry Loved gardening and was a former member of the Southwestern Indiana Daylilies Society.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna, of Princeton, IN; son, Jay (Karla Bracket); daughter, Jana Whitehead (special friend, John Evans); grandchildren, Brandon & Jaryd Whitehead, and Natalie (Aaron) Wilzbacher; great grandchildren, Hudson, Hadley, Harper and Houston; brothers, Jack and Bobby Jo; and his sisters, Rosella and Judith. He is preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Hugh, Bill and Dick.

Memorial services will be Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Bethel Memorial Church, located at 1520 S. Main Street, Princeton, IN 47670, with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating.
Visitation will be at the church on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 2:00 pm until time of service at 6.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Memorial Church.
Doyle Funeral Home in Princeton, Indiana has the honor of having charge of the services.
Condolences may be made online at or Doyle Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
For more information, call 812-385-4334.

2 thoughts on “Jerry Lee Whitehead 81, Saturday, April 17, 1937 – Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  1. Richard Cleveland

    Donna and family,
    We share in your grief over the loss of Jerry. He was my classmate and friend; we had a special relationship when he was the quarterback and I was the center on the 1954 Princeton High School football team. In more recent years we became closer because of our shared faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My wife, Nancy, especially wants you to know how much she enjoyed talking with Jerry about our shared conviction and belief in Christ. Jerry was such a strong believer. He will be missed in this world but is doing awesome in the next. Blessings and Peace to you all. Richard and Nancy Cleveland, Lebanon, TN.


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