IRON MOUNTAIN - Arlen R. Whitehead Jr., 51, of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain.
He was born on March 3, 1961, in Inglewood, Calif., son of Arlen R. and Dulcie (Lantto) Whitehead Sr. Arlen grew up in Detroit, and graduated from Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Detroit.
While residing in the Detroit area, he worked as an automobile mechanic. He resided in Detroit until 1998 when he moved to Iron Mountain. Arlen worked for Selin's Furniture for many years and most recently attended Bay West Community College.
He enjoyed watching the Detroit Lions and especially spending time with his family and friends.
Arlen is survived by his loving mother, Dulcie, of Iron Mountain, and one sister, Suzanne Livingston of Seattle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arlen R. Whitehead Sr.
A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hulst Manor, 301 Madison Ave. in Iron Mountain. Rev. Joseph Gouin will officiate.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Arlen or leave a condolence for his family online at JacobsFuneralHomes.com
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain, to honor Arlen's legacy of life.