John Thomas Head, Jr.

  • Born: June 5, 1944
  • Died: July 16, 2015
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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John Thomas Head, 71, passed away suddenly on July 16, 2015. He leaves behind his broken-hearted wife of 48 years, Carolyn Head, and his 3 children, Anne (Edward) Gutshall, John T. (Michelle) Head III and Patrick (Kathleen Kent) Head, as well as 7 grandchildren, John T. Head IV, Sam Gutshall, Shelby Head, Claire Gutshall, Joshua Head, Suzette Head and Lucy Head. Also surviving him are 2 brothers, James Head of Pittsburgh, PA and Joel Head of Mt. Pleasant, SC and 2 sisters, Judith Segal of Schaumburg, IL and Jane Turner of Upper Sandusky, OH.

John was born on June 5, 1944 in Milwaukee, WI, son of the late John Head and the late Geraldine Head. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1966 and immediately joined the US Army where he went to Officer Candidate School and served as a 1st lieutenant in the AG Corp until July 1969. He and Carolyn were married in June of 1967. Upon leaving the Army, he joined the JC Penney Co as a management trainee. Through the years he held many positions in the company and was transferred numerous times. He served as the District Personnel Mngr. in Pittsburgh and as Regional Merchandise Manager for the Children's lines in Dallas. He also managed stores in Carlisle, PA, Utica, NY, Wayne, NJ and Rockaway, NJ. He retired to Mt. Pleasant in 2004.

John was a very outgoing, generous man. He loved his family beyond measure and was always ready to help in any way. His grandchildren gave him special pleasure and he loved teasing them. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends at Rivertowne CC especially his golf group, The Missing Links, but his favorite foursomes were made up of his sons, grandsons, son-in-law and brother-in-law. John always had a smile on his face and a joke at the ready. He loved to entertain; Sunday supper with the family was his favorite day of the week. He also loved Notre Dame and was a huge fan of every team and every endeavor of the school.

John's funeral will be held on Monday, July 20. Visitation will be held at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd. at 10:00 am to 11:30 am, followed by the Rite of Christian Burial at Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1149 Russell Dr., Mt. Pleasant at noon. Interment will follow at a later date in a private ceremony. Family and friends are invited to enjoy a luncheon at Rivertowne CC after Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 and/or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.