Kevin Jay Whitehead, a devoted father, loyal husband, passionate innovator and disciple of Jesus Christ,returned home to his Heavenly Father on Nov. 7, 2023, at the age of 65 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on June 4, 1958, in Ogden, Utah, Kevin grew up in a loving home and enjoyed playing sports and traveling with his family. He also enjoyed exploring the areas around their home on his motorcycle. He had a passion for playing tennis, where he played for Ben Lomond High School. He developed characteristics as a peacemaker, a hard worker and a self-assured man which were foundational for his adult life.
Kevin developed a curiosity for electronics from a young age, which drove him to explore how things worked. He continuously tinkered with anything he could find to develop gadgets around his home. This led him to pursue a degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University, followed by a passionate and successful career as an electrical engineer for Jetway Systems (Ogden, Utah) and American Pacific Corporation (Cedar City). His career was highlighted by industry-changing innovation and world travel.
Yet, above all, Kevin’s heart belonged to his beloved family. He was a dedicated husband, a loving father, and a cherished friend. Kevin’s kindness, generosity, strength and unwavering patience brought joy to those fortunate enough to be a part of his life.
Kevin’s memory will live on in the hearts of those he leaves behind. He is survived by his spouse Shari Whitehead; four children: Tyson (Jessica) Whitehead, Drew Whitehead, Logan (Shae) Whitehead, Megan Whitehead; and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers Craig (Sandy) Whitehead, Murray (Gina) Whitehead and two sisters Susan (Bob) Morris and Lori (Kevin) Saunders.
He was preceded in death by his parents Junior Darrell and Mary Anna Murray Whitehead; two brothers Steven and Kim; and his niece Mikell Morris.
Commemoration services will commence with a viewing on Friday, Nov. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel located at 1925 W 320 S in Cedar City, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Nov. 11, at 1noon with a viewing prior from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the same location. A Zoom link will be posted on the Lindquist Mortuary website for those who cannot attend.
There will be an additional viewing on Nov. 12, from 6-8 p.m., at the Lindquist Mortuary in Layton at 1867 N Fairfield Road.