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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 pm

E.C. Whitehead, 91, of Medina, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Bandera, Texas. 

He was born to Creed and Ruth Coleman Whitehead on August 30, 1927 in Medina, Texas.

E.C graduated from Medina High School in 1945. On May 17, 1949, he married Geneive Hubble, and they were married for 61 years until her death on March 2, 2010.

E.C. and Geneive settled and built a home on their ranch in Medina, Texas,  where they raised their son and daughter.

E.C. had a successful business as a homebuilder and carpenter. He was also a fulltime rancher, raising cattle and goats as well as an avid hunter and fisherman.

He served as president on the school board of the Medina Independent School District for 1966 and 1967.

E.C. is preceded in death by his wife Geneive, daughter Debbie Lynn, grandson Kirk and parents Creed and Ruth Whitehead.

He is survived by his son E.C. Whitehead, Jr. and wife Sandy, daughter Rita Simons, grandsons Chris Whitehead and wife Devie, Allen Simons and wife Lorraine, and Michael Simons, granddaughters Rachel Simons and Joe, Judith Salazar and husband John, great-grandsons Max, Anthony, Ralph and Johnny, and great-granddaughters Krisslyn, Ginavieve and Gwen.

Visitation was Monday, June 24, 2019, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapel, Bandera, Texas.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapel, Bandera, Texas with cousin Louis Ray Melton and lifetime friend Connie Simons officiating.

Interment followed at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina, Texas.

Pallbearers: Chris Whitehead, Michael Simons, Henry Hubble, David Burger, Shane Beckham and Clay Walker.

Honorary Pallbearers: Allen Simons, Max Simons, Anthony Oranday, Ralph Ruiz and Johnny Salazar.

On behalf of E.C.’s surviving family, we wish to extend a sincere “Thank You” to the Staff of Bandera Nursing & Rehab Center and to the many friends who touched his life. You touched his heart as well as his surviving family. God bless you all.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Medina Volunteer Fire Department.

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