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Danny Whitehead

    Danny Bryan Whitehead died peacefully at home on August 19, 2022. He was 72.
    Danny was born on September 13, 1949 in Lamesa, TX. He was the first born son of Arris Bryan Whitehead and Patsy Reed Whitehead. After graduating from Lamesa High School in 1968, he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from North Texas State University in 1973, his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1976, and his Master of Education from Texas Tech University in 1987. 
    Over the years, his pastoral appointments included First United Methodist Church of Gratz-Lockport, KY (1974-75), First United Methodist Church of Clyde, TX (1976-1980), and First United Methodist Church of Seminole, TX (1980-1985). He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education while serving as a Chaplain for Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, TX. 
    In October 1989, Danny and his wife, Janie Thomas Whitehead moved to Santa Rosa, CA, where he served as Chaplain at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital until he retired in October 2014.  Danny was the first Protestant Chaplain hired at Memorial Hospital. 
    Over the years, Danny’s hobbies and interests included reading, music, skiing, flying, backpacking and golf. His memberships included Jaycees, Ministerial Alliance and College of Chaplains. Danny’s happiest moments were those spent with his family and friends. 
    Danny was preceded in death by his parents. 
    He is survived by his wife, Janie; daughters, Jenni Knox (Jeff) and Darcy Segale (Bryan); stepdaughters Shelley English and Amy Eccles; sister Judy Martin (Jim); brother Tony Whitehead; grandchildren Joshua Eccles, Mallorey English Chattin (Alex), Christopher Eccles (Karina), T.J. English, Avery Knox, Luke Segale, Tristan Knox and Charlie Segale; one great-grandchild, Anya Chattin; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
    Services will be held at 11 am Friday, August 26, 2022 at Pleasant Hill Memorial Park, Sebastopol, CA, preceded by viewing at 10:30. 
    In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Danny may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015;
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