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Don Oakley Whitehead

May 27, 1942 — September 28, 2022

Walland, TN

Don Oakley Whitehead

Don Oakley Whitehead, age 80, passed away on September 28, 2022. He was a graduate of Central High School in 1960 and later received his law degree from The University of Tennessee in 1967.  He faithfully served as attorney for TVA General Counsel for 43 years until his retirement in 2010. After retirement he felt God’s calling to provide pro bono legal services to many in the community and missions work in Brazil.  Don was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee.  He loved his church family, Sunday school class and most of all he loved his LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. He lived his life anxiously awaiting to meet HIM face-to-face! He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Whitehead; mother, Helen C. Whitehead; and sister Patricia C. Ross. He is survived by his son, Dan M. Whitehead, daughter-in-law, Heidi W. Whitehead of Lincolnton, GA and daughter, Donna W. Smith of Sautee Nacoochee, GA., granddaughter, Meagan Whitehead of Decatur, GA, granddaughter Leah Smith of Sautee Nacoochee, GA, and several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.  His Celebration of Life will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, October 2 at Madison Avenue Baptist Church, 1918 Madison Ave, Maryville, with receiving of friends to follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brazil Chapel Fund, 1918 Madison Avenue, Maryville TN 37804.

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Starts at 2:30pm (Eastern time)

Madison Avenue Baptist Church

1918 Madison Ave, Maryville, TN 37804

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