Marion Whitehead

Glen Carbon | Monday, August 9 2021 |

Marion Davis Whitehead, 83, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on August 9, 2021.

Marion was born October 23, 1937, in Poinsett County Arkansas to Melborn and Ila (nee Hill) Whitehead.  He married Martha Jane Nall in 1956.  Martha preceded him in death in 1996 after 40 years of marriage.  Marion worked at McDonald Douglas Aircraft until his retirement.  He was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, IL.  Marion had many friends, including his church family and friends from his motorcycle riding days.  Marion’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends and spoiling his great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his son, Phillip Whitehead, Sr. and wife, Melanie, of Hamel, IL; granddaughter, Rachel Martin and husband, Josh, of Troy, IL; grandson, Phillip Whitehead, Jr. and wife, Sheena, of Edwardsville, IL; great-grandson, Wilson Martin; great-granddaughters, Elliott Martin, Ruby Whitehead and Scarlett Whitehead; brother, Don Whitehead and wife, Linda, of Glen Carbon, IL.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Barry Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville, IL.  Masks are required to be worn while in the funeral home.

Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made in Marion’s honor to Grace Baptist Church and will be received at the visitation or can be mailed to the funeral home at 2800 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062.  Checks should be made payable to the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Obit Provided By:
Barry Wilson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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