FARRELL, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – A homegoing celebration in honor of Mr. Deone L. Whitehead, Sr. will be held Friday, May 6, 2022 at Noon, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 8148 Ulp Street, Brookfield, OH 44403. Mr. Whitehead departed this life Monday, April 25, 2022.

He was born July 7, 1984 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to the proud parents of Leslie Keller and Stephanie Whitehead.

In 2004 Mr. Whitehead joined the Army enlisting as a cannon crew member (13B) where he served for ten years on active duty, completing three tours to Iraq before receiving an honorable discharge in 2014.

After getting out of the Army, he attended trade school in Florida where he obtained his CDL certification and became a truck driver; driving trucks on and off for a few years before becoming disabled.

Any time spent with his children was always the highlight of his day and what he lived for but he also had a love for fishing and the outdoors. Deone would light up any room when he walked in, always making sure to be the clown and jokester no matter where he was. His smile was contagious and he always had words of encouragement to offer to his family and friends, this will be terribly missed by everyone.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his estranged wife, Kathleen Whitehead, with whom he shared three children with, De’Asia Whitehead, Deone Whitehead, Jr. and Damar Whitehead, all of Hubbard, Ohio; his parents, Leslie Keller (Jacquelyn Keller) of Sharon, Pennsylvania and Stephanie Whitehead (Baron Cobbs) of Sharon, Pennsylvania; his maternal grandparents, Maxine Whitehead of Brookfield, Ohio, Anita Morton of Youngstown, Ohio and William Hunter of Cleveland, Ohio; his paternal grandparent, Judith Keller of Sharon, Pennsylvania; his siblings, Omar (Esther) Whitehead of Sharon, Pennsylvania, Terany Rivera of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Reginee Whitehead of Brookfield, Ohio, LaTasha McWhorter of Sharon, Pennsylvania, Brittany Keller of Sharon, Pennsylvania, Lynette Keller of Sharon, Pennsylvania and Tia Keller of Sharon, Pennsylvania; as well as a huge family of battle buddies, also known as his brothers and sisters in arms.

Deone was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Elbert Whitehead of Brookfield, Ohio; his paternal grandfather, Charlie Ree Keller of Sharon, Pennsylvania and his brother, Leslie “LJ” Jermaine Keller of Sharon, Pennsylvania.

The family will receive Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the J.E. Washington Funeral Home and May 6, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the church, prior to services.

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A television tribute will air Monday, May 2 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.