FUNERAL SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.
BURIAL: Sipe Springs Cemetery in Comanche County, Texas.
VISITATION: Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Monday, August 22, from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
MEMORIALS: If desired memorials may be made to Sipe Springs Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 634, Rising Star, Texas 76471.
Joe Robert Whiteside passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 20, 2016 at his home in Sipe Springs, Texas at the age of 85.
Joe Robert was born on July 17, 1931 at home in Sipe Springs, Texas to Jack and Opal (Brown) Whiteside. Robert attended school in Sipe Springs, until the school closed. He then transferred to the Rising Star School. On September 24, 1953 he married the love of his life, Dorothy Long. Robert proudly served his country by joining the army and fought in the Korean War. Robert was a very active part in his children and grandchildren’s lives. Robert was a member of P.A.R. Country Club for many years. He was an avid golfer, and loved playing at many courses with his friends and family. Robert was also a member of the Ruidoso Jockey Club, in Ruidoso, N.M. He shared many fun times during the summers in Ruidoso with his family and friends. He was a member of the Rising Star Church of Christ. Robert was a rancher, and in the oil and gas business.
Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Whiteside of Sipe Springs, TX; son, Jeffrey Whiteside, and wife Sherry of Sipe Springs, TX; daughter, Pam Collins, and husband Tim of Cypress, TX; grandsons, Jack Whiteside of Midland, TX; James Davis, and wife Casey of Frisco, TX; John Whiteside of Sipe Springs, TX; great-grandsons, Wyatt and Gabe Davis of Frisco, TX; brother-in-laws, Raleigh Long of Springtown, TX; Rex Long of Rising Star, TX; Tony Long of Dublin, TX; sister- in-law, Charlene Rider of Cisco, TX. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Opal Whiteside; sister, Betsy Lacy; and one brother-in-law, Max Long.
Singing will be done by Marvin McKeehan. Serving as Pallbearers are, Tom Alford, J.C. Armistead, Don Ballard, Gary Harding, Don Long, Rex Long, Tony Long, and Keith Woodley. Honorary Pallbearers are Kenneth Bibb, Dale Criswell, Dr. Forrest Eisenrich, Jerry Whiteside, Bill Wilkerson, and Fred Willis.