Maurice Whitehead

11/08/1941 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 08/13/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 08/14/2020
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am


The family of Maurice Whitehead will celebrate his life of 78 years at 10:00 am on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel with graveside services to follow at Ropesville Cemetery. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.  He passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. In support of the health of his family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the service and visitation.  The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Maurice Whitehead was born on November 8, 1941, to L.E. “Doc” and Hester Whitehead in Ralls, TX.  The family moved to Ropesville in 1946.  He spent the majority of his life as an auto mechanic.  He and the family were heavily involved in Dirt Track racing.  If he wasn’t racing, he was spectating.  He married Peggy Tudor Burks on March 23, 1986, and they enjoyed 36 years together.  He enjoyed being with his family and rarely missed a family event.  He never met a stranger and would help anyone that needed help. He loved to have fun and laugh.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Whitehead of Ropes; children, Bett (Jeff) Mink of Wolfforth, Donna Whitehead of Oklahoma City, OK, Mike (Robin) Whitehead of Whiteface, Ronald (Lori) Burks of Lubbock, and Billy Dave Burks of St. Mary, GA; sixteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister, Georgia Cox of Wolfforth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Harrell, Edwin, and Edgar Whitehead.

Celebration of Life


3 thoughts on “Maurice Whitehead”

  1. Maurice was a wonderful friend to me and many more. As the years passed an he quit racing for the most part. He ,James, and Steve always sit on the very top at the big track or little track. I would have to climb all those steps to hug his neck and talk to them 3 guys. He was always so proud if Mike was racing an always ask if Woody was going to make it. He and James came to the house to see us about 3 weeks ago he looked wonderful. I don’t think I have ever had a better friend. We played Bingo together sometimes he an Peggy would come where I played . He an James played when Peggy didn’t feel like it . I will miss him very much. May God put his loving arms around Peggy and the kids an help them through this. Amen

  2. A life well lived! Every one that knew Maurice loved him. We didn’t spend much time with him, but Peggy is a life long and much loved friend. They were a “real match” for one another. From sheer agrivation they made a life together for 38yrs.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Maurice had so many stories about his racing days that he was willing to share. Moreover, he was equally interesting my stories as well. It was good to know him.

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