Kenneth Lee Whitehead, 74

Kenneth Lee Whitehead, 74, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Arlington, Va., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

He was born in Greensburg, Pa., on Jan. 20, 1942, son of the late George and Mary Elizabeth (Scott) Whitehead. He graduated from Norwin High School and completed two master’s degrees from Pepperdine University in California and Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Whitehead proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and retired with the rank of lieutenant commander after 21 years of service.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cory (de Groot) Whitehead; three sons, Eric Matthew Whitehead, Christopher Nealson Whitehead and Kenneth Lee Whitehead II; a daughter, Monique Julia Thompson; a brother, George Wesley Whitehead; and 12 grandchildren, Alexandra, Kenneth Lee III, Seamus, Declan, Jackson, CJ, Kenny, Olivia, Joshua, Ashley, Matthew and Ryan.

A memorial service was scheduled for Dec. 29, 2016, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, Ocean View, Del. Interment with full