Jerry Joe Whiteside, Sr., 78, passed away on Jan. 27, 2018
Jerry Joe Whiteside Sr., 78, of South Haven, Kan. , passed away, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Sumner county Hospital in Caldwell, Kan.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at the Potwin Cemetery in Potwin.
Joe, also known as “Potlicker”, was born the son of John “Bud” and Violet Conquest (Flossie) Whiteside on Oct. 26, 1939 at home in Potwin. Joe attended school in Potwin and was a catcher for the baseball team. When he was a young boy, Joe was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest butcher recorded at the age of 8. After graduating from Potwin High School he worked at the Potwin Locker and was later united in marriage with Barbara Gulik on April 29, 1982.
In 1962, Joe served in the Army, on the 630th Military Police company during the Vietnam War. After he arrived home from his many adventures, he worked in Denver, Colo. cutting meat for Albertson’s for the Meat Cutter’s Union. He later moved to Grand Island, Neb., where he worked selling and servicing stock trailers for Hale Trailers, later becoming owner. He then moved on to Blackburn Construction in El Dorado. Joe and his wife, Barbara, then purchased and operated the Potwin Locker for many years, during which, Joe ran many hog feeds and mountain oyster feeds for the community. He then worked for Jay Hawk Pipeline, from which he retired 60. After two years, Joe went back to work at the 7 Clans Casino working maintenance, where he worked for 12 years until retiring again.
Surviving to honor his memory: his daughters, Tammy Jo Brown of Wellington and Samantha Sue Stokes of El Dorado; son, Jerry Joe Whiteside Jr. of South Haven; stepdaughters, Cathy Nagy of Brighton, Colo. and Sue Jost of El Dorado; 4 brothers, Lew Whiteside of Potwin, Paul Whiteside of El Dorado, Kenny Whiteside of Kentucky and Rodger Whiteside of Colorado; sister, Phyllis Olson of Chicago, Ill.; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren and 5 step- great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death: his parents; loving wife Barbara Gulik Whiteside; 1 grandchild, Justin Wesley Whiteside; 2 step-grandchildren, Julia Pollock and Jody Nagy; sister, Virginia Price; brother, Dale Whiteside.
Shelley Family Funeral Home, Wellington, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to assist with funeral expenses. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to leave and online condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.