Rickie Lee Whitehead, 69 of Virden, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield. Rick was born on October 28, 1953, in White Hall, IL, the son of Robert and Patsy Bridges Whitehead. Rick graduated North Green High School with the class of 1972. Rick married Debbie Settles in 1973. They later divorced. He married Patti Feeny Waldeck on June 23, 1998 on Mackinaw Island. Rick was employed as a waste water superintendent of Girard for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother Dustin Westmoreland. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 9 to 11 am at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard, with funeral services to follow. Burial will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery. Rick is survived by his wife, Patti Whitehead of Virden, IL, son, Travis (Becki) Whitehead, son, Conrad (Michelle) Whitehead, son, Levi (Audrey) Whitehead, step-son, Matt (Michelle) Waldeck, step-son, Jason, (Pam) Waldeck, step-daughter, Holly (John) Schneider, 12 grandchildren, sister Patricia (Mickey) DeOrnellas, brother, Mike (Lucinda) McAdams. Rick was a volunteer fireman and EMT for over 25 years. He served as a Boy Scout leader while raising his young sons. For several years he was a member of a black powder gun club, which was a favorite hobby of his. He was a devoted husband, grandpa, and friend. Memorials may be made to the Girard Fire and Rescue Department. Please visit www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard is in charge of the arrangements.