Michael worked in the telephone industry for 20 years before being forced to retire due to health problems. Michael was a loving and proud father and grandfather and enjoyed fishing and camping with his sons and grandsons. His favorite activity was "driving" and after his wife retired, they regularly traveled around the U.S. enjoying learning the history and enjoying the beauty of this country.
He is survived by his sons Brent (Denise) Whitehead and Roger (Stefanie) Whitehead; Grandchildren: Alexander Whitehead, Taylor Whitehead, Griffin (Kerigan) Whitehead, Michael Edward Whitehead, Maxwell Whitehead, Braydee Langston, Trevor Pagel and Braydon Pagel. Michael had one Great granddaughter: Olivia Nova Perez.
He is also survived by brothers, David (Patsy) Whitehead and Jim (Marjie) Whitehead; and sister, Patsie (Marlin) Erickson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Barton Community Baptist Church.