Thomas Henry “Tommy” Whiteside, 85
July 15, 1935 - April 22, 2021
Thomas Henry “Tommy” Whiteside, 85, was born in Union County, Mississippi, on July 15, 1935, the son of Ellis Ervin and Deana Bell Brownlee Whiteside. Mr. Whiteside was a warehouse supervisor for a pharmaceutical warehouse in Memphis until his retirement. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army; he had served as a deacon in Temple Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and as a deacon in First Baptist Church of Calico Rock, Arkansas; and he was a current member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. Tommy also coached the girls softball team at Temple Baptist Church; and he was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marilyn Cobb Whiteside, of Jackson, Tennessee; his daughter, Sandra Gail DuBose, and son-in-law, David, of Summertown, Tennessee; and three grandsons, Andrew Thomas DuBose, Matthew Paul DuBose, and Phillip James DuBose.
Mr. Whiteside is predeceased by his parents; by four brothers, James, John, Ed, and Jimmie Whiteside; and four sisters, Eva Adair, Catherine Baker, Mary Etta Snipes, and Donnie Mae Gordon.
Reverend Gary Snuffin will officiate the funeral service on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:00 P. M. at Glenfield Funeral Home, with burial following in Glenfield Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be his grandsons, Andrew Thomas DuBose, Matthew Paul DuBose, and Phillip James DuBose; and Mike Whiteside, David Whiteside, Carey Cobb, and Ricky Cobb. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Bailey and Billy Pannell. Visitation will be from 11:00 A. M. until 12:00 P. M. on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church of Jackson, Tennessee, or to Temple Baptist Church of Olive Branch, Mississippi; or a charity of the donor’s choice.