1927 - 2015 Herman Younger Whitehead was born December 22, 1927, in Call, Texas, to parents, Jim and Minnie Whitehead. He passed from this life November 11, 2015, at his home in Buna, surrounded by his children. As a teenager Herman began working at a shipyard in Orange while his older brothers served in World War II. Here he learned to weld, a skill that led him to be a pipeline welder. He traveled extensively throughout the United States in his work before retiring from Pipeliners Local Union 798. On September 30, 1948, he married Mary Anna Frazier and they were married sixty years. Herman was a member of the Buna church of Christ. His greatest joy was his family. He also loved his home place and the simple joys of tending his flowers, like his mother before him and raising a vegetable garden. His family is proud to say he was the kind of man that was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who may need it. Preceding him in death were his parents, his beloved wife, Mary Anna; brothers, Elmer Ray Whitehead, Cecil Whitehead, Roy Edwin Whitehead and Corbit Whitehead; sisters, Attrail Manning and Eileen Strozier. He is survived by his children, Sharon Freeman and husband, Mark, of the Woodlands, Marilyn Peveto and husband, Alan, of Buna and Dale Whitehead and wife, Crisha of Buna; his grandchildren, who called him Pop, Phillip Freeman, Laura Freeman Sim and husband, Kevin; Todd Freeman and wife, Iveth; Alison Peveto Rader and husband, Doug; Kyle Peveto and wife, Lluvia; Angela Smith Krauskopf and husband, Craig; and Cole Whitehead; great-grandchildren, Lily Anna Rader, Landen Krauskopf, Henry Herman Freeman, and Gracie Sim; brothers, Wilburn Whitehead, Marvin Whitehead, Lynn Whitehead, and Jerry Whitehead; and a sister, Claudette Whitehead. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Adams E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Buna at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be Friday November 13, 2015, at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of River City Hospice, and especially to Wanda Rosemon, the nurse who showed such care and concern during this time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Arms of Hope, Medina Children's Home, 21300 State Highway 16 North, Medina, Texas 78055 or www.armsofhope.com.
Adam E E Stringer Funeral Home
34490 Us Highway 96 S
Buna, TX 77612
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 13, 2015