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Gloria Jean (King) Whitehead

February 11, 1942 ~ February 12, 2020 (age 78)


Gloria Jean Whitehead, age 78 years, of Revelo, Kentucky died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.

She was born in McCreary County, Kentucky on February 11, 1942 the daughter of Lawrence G. King and Venia B. (Williams) King Gilreath. Gloria had been a waitress and was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed camping, being outdoors, cooking, Bingo, going out to lunch, but her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren.

Her parents; daughter, Penny Louise Dawson; brothers, Michael King, Donnie King, James A. King, and infant Franklin King; and brothers-in-law, Robert Dunigan and Terri Cox precede her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Whitehead; daughter, Venita L. Dawson Smith of Felicity, Ohio; stepdaughter, Virgina Klemm King, and husband Jeffrey of Williamstown, Kentucky, brother, Lawrence G. King, Jr and wife Margaret of Lafayette, Indiana; sisters, Dusty Dunigan of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, Janice King Cox of Helenwood, Tennessee; and Connie King Blaker and husband, Kenny of Oneida, Tennessee; a special sister-in-law, Marsha Helen King of Berea, Kentucky; grandchildren, James Baker, Jr. and wife, Lorina “Rene”, Dawn “Shelly” Schumacher (Doug Meade), Amanda “Mandi” Baker (Todd Heath), Charles Baker (Melissa Baird), Tammy Dawson VanOver and husband, Alex, and Palace Gene Dawson; 17 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 17. 2020 at 1pm in the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Inman officiating. Burial to follow in the Stearns Cemetery.  The family will receive friends after 6pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the funeral home.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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February 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McCreary County Funeral Home
PO BOX 456 / 48 W Hwy 700
Whitley City, KY 42653

Funeral Service
February 17, 2020

1:00 PM
McCreary County Funeral Home
PO BOX 456 / 48 W Hwy 700
Whitley City, KY 42653

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