John Paul "Jay" Whitehead, Jr.
June 17, 1939 - September 27, 2018
John Paul "Jay" Whitehead, Jr. of Venice, Florida passed away on September 27, 2018. He is survived by his wife Joan Whitehead, his son John Paul Whitehead, III, his daughter Jayme Whitehead, his sister Lynne Hawthorne, his five grandchildren, and his niece and her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.
Jay was a caring and capable leader at a time when Delta needed him the most. He had a keen intellect and a sense of humor that immediately made you comfortable. I fondly remember many conversations with him over the years. He was a servant leader who set the standard for our company.
As Program Manager for the B-727 in 1986, Jay was my "boss" as System Manager of Flight Training. He was easy to work for, fought for us when the time came and led us through the Western merger. Through his leadership we set an new higher training standard for the Delta pilot group that has endured through the years. I know he will be well remembered by each Delta pilot who crossed his path during his career. My heartfelt condolences to Joan and the family . Bless you and know you are in my prayers.
I knew Jay at Delta. He was such a happy and positive guy. I know he will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest In Peace. John Dearie
I am sorry to learn of Jay’s passing. I flew copilot for Jay years ago. He was a always a gentleman and a pleasure to know. My condolences to all of his family.
Dear Joan and family
Joe and are sorry for your loss.
I enjoyed the short time I knew him and enjoyed the moments I had with him in Florida. You and your family ou in our prayers at this time of sorry
Joe and Anna Stornello
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