Michael Edward Whitehead
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of Lonsdale, AR

March 23, 1955 - April 25, 2024

Michael E. Whitehead 69, of Lonsdale, Arkansas passed away on April 25, 2024, at UAMS, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Michael was born March 23, 1955, in Alaska, the son of the late Edward and Jacintia (Witham) Whitehead, while his father was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base. He married Sharon Gorline on September 2, 1983, at Gravel Hill.
Michael graduated from Benton High School in 1973. He attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock and graduated in 1975 with an associate degree. After college, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Keesler Air Force base, Biloxi, MS, as a Computer Systems Specialist.
When his tour with the Air Force was complete, Michael moved to Dallas and went to work for K & S, a semi-conductor company, for 28 years which allowed him to travel within the US and overseas. After leaving K & S, he started his own semi-conductor consulting company, MEW Consulting, which allowed him and Sharon to travel extensively within the US.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Judy (Witham) Whitehead and his sister Renee Whitehead Denosky. He is survived by his wife Sharon, of over 40 years; his nephews Stephen and Chris Denosky of Orlando, Florida and Karl Gorline of Atlanta, GA.; Mother in-law Betty Gorline; sister in-law Karen Gorline; brother in-laws Gary (Lynda) Gorline and family, Ed (Sue) Gorline and family; sister in-law Georgia Gorline and family; Cousins Doug (Renee) Witham and their daughters Brittany and Bridget; David (Lorna) Mongan; Greg Shell, Stephen Shell, Patsy Breshears, Levon James and Chandra Davis; his Mother's life-long friend Wanda Hill; his life-long friends; Michael James, Patrick James; Kitty Scott, and very close friends George Kivi, Patti and Terry Storer, Jim and Debbie Delaney, Jan Reynolds, John Callaway, Clare Roberts, Dave Leonhardt, Sarah, Paola and Jonah Kovich, and Nickie Adams
After 35 years living in Dallas, they moved to Lonsdale, ''in the little house by the cabin'' where he enjoyed driving 4-wheel trails on their property with Sharon and their one-eyed dog BJ.
Michael loved to help people and will be missed tremendously by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an animal shelter or a charity of your choice. Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

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Michael Koelzer
Lago Vista, TX
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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

27 years ago I married my one and only wife with Michael And Sharon standing by my side as witness and Best Man and I can tell you he truly was the Best Man. You didn't have to look hard to see the kindness and the goodness in his heart and he will forever be in my memory. After all these years you will hear me blurt out "Well alrighty then!" while talking with someone but every time I say it I think of Michael. I'm sorry for your loss Sharon, he was a good man.

Bob & Monica Noyes
Dallas, TX
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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Sharon, so sooty to see this this morning. You and Michael were great neighbors on our street.

Sandra Chenault Fowinkle
Germantown, TN
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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

My prayers for Sharon who Mike loved so very much. My cousin Judy welcomed him with her loving arms in heaven. My condolences to Sharon during this time. REST IN PEACE MICHEAL. Sharon may God be with you.

Carol Eberhart
Dallas, TX
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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Dear Sharon, I am sorry for your loss. We think of you both when we pass your house. You were both wonderful neighbors. With best wishes during this difficult time, Carol and Bob Eberhart

Steve Gudknecht
Chalfont, PA
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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Working out of the Pennsylvania office of K and S, I interacted with Michael frequently over 25 years. He was one of the finest people I’ve ever met, a true gentleman, and a mentor to new employees in the company who we’re learning the skills requited for field service and helping customers. I remember his love of pick up trucks and his crazy signature. He will be missed. He created lots of good memories.

Terry Storer
Lincoln, IL
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Monday, May 6, 2024

Rest in Peace Michael. Thanks for sharing the many adventures in Dallas, Hot Springs, and Chicago.

Dan Haver
Pleasant View, TN
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Monday, May 6, 2024

Sharon, my heart goes out to you dear. I’ll be praying for you. MICHAEL was a upstanding guy and he loved you more than anything he will be missed.

Dennis Edwards
Benton, AR
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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Michael was a really good friend in school and college!
Prayer of peace for the family

Bridget & Brittany
Lonsdale, AR
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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Uncle Micheal would always tell people that we were second cousins twice removed, even complete strangers in random stores! He would always have us come over and ride the side by side down all the trails. He will be missed dearly. Love you uncle Micheal!!

Sherry Lowman
Little Rock, AR
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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Michael was a kind and dear friend. He will be missed immensely.

Michael James
Dallas, TX
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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Such a lovely memorial for such a wonderful man. Michael has been an important part of my life for 60 years and will be so missed by me and anyone who knew him. Such a kind and gentle soul. Much love to Sharon and the rest of his extended family.

Jim & Debbie
Texico, IL
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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Michael was a friend that everyone should have in their life.
We feel so blessed that we could call this kind, thoughtful man our friend.
We will miss him so much. Jim & Deb

Pat James
Little rock, AR
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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Mike was a kind and gentle guy. He was a great friend and will be missed.

Sarah
Dallas, TX
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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Michael was an amazing man, friend and mentor. He will be so very missed by my family. Sarah