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Funeral services for Tyler Alan Whitehead, age 34 years, 7 months and 29 days, a Coalgate resident, formerly of Atoka County, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2020, at Victory Life Church, in Atoka, with Adam Canler officiating.
Interment was handled by Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service, in Durant.
Services were under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Whitehead passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at his home, in Coalgate.
He was born on Friday, December 27, 1985, to Alan Leon and Ginger Dee (Gordon) Whitehead, at Bedford, Texas.
Whitehead graduated from Tushka High School, in 2005.
He married Shannon (Surface) on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Tishomingo.
Whitehead received his CLEET certification a few years after graduating high school. He was very proud of his profession as a security guard. Whitehead worked at the McAlester Ammunition Plant for the past 13 years. He was honored by the plant on the date of his death by being sworn in as Vice President of the Union.
He was a member of Victory Life Church, in Atoka, where he loved to worship the Lord with his family. Whitehead was an avid deer hunter, loved taking his wife, children and younger brother, Gabe, to teach and guide them. He loved to noodle, sharing many adventures with his friends and family. Whitehead was an excellent handyman, a wonderful and dedicated husband, and the best daddy. He was a faithful, loyal and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. Whitehead was a strong man of God who leaves a legacy of love that will be with us always.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon Whitehead of the home, in Coalgate; children, Brecken, Nash, Noble and Major, all of the home; mother, Ginger Whitehead of Norman; father, Alan Whitehead and wife, Vanessa, of Atoka; siblings, Kenzie Smith and husband, Justin, of Norman; Stasen Whitehead and wife, Kimberly, of Norman; Gabriel Whitehead and Addyson Whitehead, both of Norman; nephews, Paxton Smith, and Bennett Smith; nieces, Hattie Smith and Palmer Smith; mother and father-in-law, John and Sandy Slater of Davis; father and mother-in-law, Jim and DeAnna Surface of Tulsa; maternal grandparents, Mike and Kathy Gordon of Oregon; Linda Morea of Norman; grandmother-in-law, Wanda Slater of Tishomingo; great aunt and uncle, Michael and Jamie Vavrinec of Oregon; aunt and uncle, Donny and Carol Darrow of Elmore City; aunt, Evonne Reigh of Stillwater; uncle, Christoper Gordon and wife, Mareshah, of Norman; honorary brother and best friend, Matthew Miles and wife, Sofia, of Coalgate; along with other relatives and many dear friends.
Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Albert Whitehead, Foy and Rene Callicoat.
Family night was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at Victory Life Church, in Atoka.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: [email protected] Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.