The Rev. Mr. Roger Jack Whitehead (Jack) died on Saturday, February 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis, their children, Diane and Steven and their spouses Paul and Linda, and seven grandchildren.
Rev. Whitehead received both a B.A. and an M.A. in Music for Voice and Choral Conducting at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He received his M.Div from Bangor Theological Seminary, and was ordained in June 1963. Rev. Whitehead served as pastor in four New England states, including 23 years at Bethany Congregational Church in Foxboro, MA where he retired as Pastor Emeritus.
Visiting hours were at the Avery-Storti Funeral home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield, RI on Wednesday March 2nd between 4-6 PM. A private burial and committal service was held at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, RI. A public memorial service was held at 3 PM Thursday March 3rd at the Kingston Congregational Church, Kingston, RI.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kingston Congregational Church, 2610 Kingstown Rd. Kingston RI 02881, or to the Lymphoma Society, 1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920.
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