- October 18, 1947 - August 11, 2012
- Columbia, Tennessee
of Mike 's Passing
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I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Mike. You were an excellent source of help and comfort to him during the last moments of...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Paulette Parker - West Helena, AR
“All of us at The Hope Clinic, staff and volunteers, would like to express our sorrow at Mike's passing. He was a wonderful person and it was a...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Sara Peachey - Columbia, TN
All of the staff and care providers here at Hospice Compassus wish to express our condolences on the passing of Mike. What a joy it was...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Eddie Rogers - Columbia
“I worked with Mike for a number of years in addition to playing golf with him on numerous occasions. He was a dear friend & a gentlemen of the game....Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Stem - Murfreesboro, TN
“Burton and family: I am so sorry about the loss of Mike. I pray that God will give you comfort at this time Linda Dunca
5 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Duncan - Lakeland, FL
I have such fond memories of what a truly nice guy your brother was. I knew him from
Graymere and recall he was so unassuming despite his...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Wilkes - Chapel Hill, NC
“I will always have fond memories of Mike, especially during the '70s when we lived in Nashville. I can hear that wonderful laugh of his like it was...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bobby Lawson - Nashville, TN
“My heart hurts for your loss, Kirk. I remember Mike from the old days at CMA and his trying to teach our young son, Chip, how to play golf. Many...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Lil Moore - Columbia, TN - friend
“My deepest sympathy for all of you.
Mike was a great guy and a very gracious man.I am proud to call him friend.
9 of 15 | Posted by: Ron Vann - Columbia, TN - Friend
“To the Whiteside Family:
Please accept my sympathy at the passing of Mike. He was always the strong, silent type, but you knew you could depend on...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Roy Steele - Ft Worth, TX
“Just a brief note to say that I know that all of Mike's family will miss him very much and I want to especially give my love to his brother, Kirk, my...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Lochridge - Nashville, TN
“I always fail at saying the right words when it comes to this. Just know that I'm truly sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my prayers...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Connie Johnston
“Kirk and family,
My prayers are still with you all.
13 of 15 | Posted by: Vivian Hoskins - Colleague
“All the Whitesides are in my thoughts and prayers this week.
14 of 15 | Posted by: Todd Bagwell - Benton, AR
“A couple of weeks ago Mike and I discussed how truly blessed we were to have grown up in Riverside during the 1950’s and 60’s. It was a...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Richard Young - Brentwood, TN
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Mike Whiteside, 64, former well-known local and regional golf professional, died Saturday, August 11, 2012 at his home following a brief illness.
The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols. There will be a private memorial service at a later date. The family suggests memorials to the Hope Clinic of Middle Tennessee, 105 N. Campbell Blvd, Columbia, TN, 38401 or the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1864, Columbia, TN, 38401. Notes of sympathy may be sent to www.oakesandnichols.com.
Born in Columbia, TN, Mike graduated from Columbia Central High School in 1965 and Columbia Military Academy Post Secondary School in 1966. He attended the University of Houston on a golf scholarship, transferring to Middle Tennessee State University where he was named an NCAA All-American in 1968 and received his Bachelor Degree in Marketing.
Mike began his professional career as assistant pro at Belle Meade Country Club in Nashville, TN, before landing one of the South's most prestigous golf positions; becoming the head pro at the internationally renown Shoal Creek Golf Club in Birmingham, AL. Mike also worked for Club Car International, as well as a sales representative in the auto parts industry. He recently retired to enjoy playing golf with his sons and spend time at the river fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his sons, Michael Burton (Wendi) Whiteside, Jr., Jonathon Ryan (Traci) Whiteside, and Jeffrey Benjamin (Ashley) Whiteside, all of Columbia; his father, Burton Whiteside of Columbia; brother, Kirk Whiteside of Helena, AR.; mother of his children, Diane Jones Galloway of Columbia; four grandchildren, McKenzie Whiteside, Taylor Whiteside, Bree Whiteside, and Riley Whiteside; several cousins, including Becky Brown Davis, Pete Brown, Sherry Maddux Shouse, Zeke Maddux, Larry Kirk, and Billy Salrin; and an aunt, Joan Kirk Brown (Gene) Aydelotte.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Kirk Whiteside; aunts, Margaret Kirk Maddux and Dot Kirk Salrin; uncles, Ralph Maddux, Raymond Kirk, Mahlon Kirk, and Ward Salrin.
Mr. Whiteside's family extends deepest appreciation to Dr. Charles Ball and the staff at Hope Clinic of Middle Tennessee, Dr. Houston Jameson, and Hospice Compassus for their care and kindness during his illness.