Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a very great and Godly man. Alvin R. (Dick) Whitehead, born June 18, 1936, a son of Wilmot and Grace Dickson Whitehead passed away December 16, 2020, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.
He married Janet Carolyn Nibert December 20, 1958, and she survives along with their three children, Beth (James) Quamme, Lynn (Tim) Miller and Richard (Beth) Whitehead.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Ben (Holly) Miller, Matt (Abby) Miller, Steve Miller, Rachael and Jon Quamme, Zachary and Abbey Whitehead; five great grand children, Ryan, Brie, Ella, Luke and Josiah Miller. He is also survived by one brother, David; three brothers-in-law, Roger, Donald and Ronald Nibert along with many nieces and nephews.
Dick graduated from Huntsville High School and Wilmington College. He retired as a Captain from the Ohio State Highway Patrol in 1988. He was a hard-working, talented man who mastered many skills. He enjoyed helping on the Miller family farm in Logan County as well as mechanical and carpentry work. He rebuilt cars, restored antique cars and built his own home. He also ran a custom mowing business in Dublin.
He was generous, loved people and was available to help whenever he was needed. He and his wife liked to travel and took each of their grandchildren on a trip when they were in the eighth grade. They took their adult children to Israel.
Dick was an active member of the Ft. Myers Beach Methodist Church, the Advent Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington and the Middleburg United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Gideons, Farm Bureau and the Antique Car Club.
He fought against injustices and loved to tell a good story. He will be greatly missed.
Pastor Carolyn Christman will officiate a memorial service for Dick, on his birthday, Friday, June 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Middleburg United Methodist Church.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio is honored to serve the Whitehead family.