Veterans Who Have Passed — Toby C. Whitehead


Toby C. Whitehead 1926—2020
Toby C. Whitehead, 94, of Winnebago, formerly of Corning, AR, died Friday, December 4, 2020, at Prairie View Assisted Living Community in Winnebago. He was born January 15, 1926 in Corning, AR, the son of Toby Clarence and Lelia (Ora) Whitaker Whitehead. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and the Korean War. Toby worked 35 years at Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford retiring as a test lab supervisor and also farmed. He was a member and bus driver at Berean Baptist Church in Rockford. He enjoyed going for drives, cooking, hunting and fishing.
Toby is survived by his sons, Chris (Beth) Whitehead, Jeff (Pam) Whitehead, Jimmy (Mark) Whitehead; daughters, Barbara Patterson, Debbie (Jon) Pearson, Sheila (Scott) Rehfeldt, Melanie (John) Lieske; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brothers, Billy (Oma Dean) Whitehead, Frank Whitehead, Wilke (Sylvia) Whitehead; several nephews and nieces.
Toby is predeceased by his daughter, Sandi Gray; brothers, Johnny Whitehead, Phillip Whitehead; sisters, Nina Smith, Martha Owens.
Private family interment service at Corning Cemetery in Corning, AR. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to


Source: Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2020, as found on