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Joseph Wendell Whitehead, 20, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, following an auto accident.
He was born Sept. 22, 1997, in Goshen, to Jeffrey and Connie Whitehead.
On Dec. 31, 2015, he married Mauren Santamaria in Costa Rica.
She survives along with a son, Salomon; his parents, Jeff and Connie Whitehead; four siblings, Elijah (Preshess) Whitehead, San Diego, California, and Samuel, Michelle and Ruth Whitehead, all of Goshen; and grandparents, Kirby and Jane Whitehead, Goshen, and Shirley (Larry) Roushlang, South Bend.
While attending Goshen High School, Joe was a member of four state finalist marching bands and a member of a state champion and world champion percussion ensemble. He recently earned his high school diploma from Penn High School.
Joe was a member of Harvest Community Church where he served on the worship team. He loved God, people and music with dedication and passion. Joe was and always will be everything to his wife, Mauren, and son, Salomon.
He worked at Clayton Homes.
Friends may call Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Friday from 11 to 12:30 p.m. at Harvest Community Church, 17285 C.R. 34, Goshen. Pastors Jeremy Gwaltney and Jim Dreier will officiate at the 1 p.m. funeral service.
Burial will follow in Whitehead Cemetery, New Paris.
Memorials may be given to the Joseph Whitehead Memorial Fund, care of Harvest Community Church.
"For the life of every living thing is in His hand, and the breath of every human being. The ear tests the words it hears just as the mouth distinguishes between foods. Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are His." Job 12:10-13
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 13, 2017
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