Services for Tyler Alan Whitehead, a Coalgate resident, formerly of Atoka County, were held Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Victory Life Church in Atoka, OK with Adam Canler officiating. Interment was with Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service of Durant, OK. Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka was in charge of arrangements.
Tyler was born December 27, 1985 to Alan Leon and Ginger Dee (Gordon) Whitehead at Bedford, TX and passed away August 25, 2020 at his home in Coalgate, OK at the age of 34 years, 7 months and 29 days. He graduated from Tushka High School in 2005 and received his CLEET certification a few years after graduating high school. Tyler was very proud of his profession as a security guard and worked at the McAlester Ammunition Plant for the past 13 years. He was honored by the plant on the date of his death by being sworn in as Vice President of the Union. Tyler married Shannon (Surface) June 25, 2016 at Tishomingo, OK. He was a member of Victory of Life Church in Atoka where he loved to worship the Lord with his family. Tyler was an avid deer hunter, loved taking his wife, children, and younger brother, Gabe, to teach and guide them. He loved to noodle, sharing many adventures with his friends and family. He was an excellent handyman, a wonderful and dedicated husband, and the best daddy. Tyler was a faithful, loyal and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was a strong man of God who leaves a legacy of love that will be with us always.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon Whitehead of the home in Coalgate; children, Brecken, Nash, Noble, and Major all of the home; mother, Ginger Whitehead of Norman, OK; father, Alan Whitehead and wife Vanessa of Atoka; siblings, Kenzie Smith and husband Justin, Stasen Whitehead and wife Kimberly, Gabriel Whitehead and Addyson Whitehead all of Norman, OK; nephews, Paxton Smith, Bennett Smith; nieces Hattie Smith, Palmer Smith; mother and father-in-law, John and Sandy Slater of Davis, OK; father and mother-in-law, Jim and DeAnna Surface of Tulsa, OK; maternal grandparents, Mike and Kathy Gordon of Oregon, Linda Morea of Norman, OK; grandmother-in-law, Wanda Slater of Tishomingo, OK; great aunt and uncle, Michael and Jamie Vavrinec of Oregon; aunt and uncle, Donny and Carol Darrow of Elmore City, OK; aunt, Evonne Reigh of Stillwater, OK; uncle, Christopher Gordon and wife Mareshah of Norman, OK; honorary brother and best friend, Matthew Miles and wife Sofia of Coalgate, OK; along with other relatives and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Albert Whitehead and Foy and Rene Callicoat.
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