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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


  Louis Eugene Whiteside, 93, of West Plains, Missouri passed away on September 9, 2023, at his home. Louis was born January 4th, 1930 to Luther James Whiteside and Anna Elizabeth Presley in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Louis married the love of his life, Frances Marie Junkins on May 21, 1949, in Thayer, Missouri. During this union three children were born, Richard, Kyle and Bonnie. Louis was for 23 years an Electrical Job Superintendent in business construction.

  Louis is survived by his two sons, Richard Whiteside and Kyle (Rebecca) Whiteside; brother, Gary Neal Whiteside; sister, Mary Alice Langle; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

  Louis is preceded in death by his parents, Luther James Whiteside and Anna Elizabeth Presley; wife, Frances Marie Junkins; daughter, Bonnie Stovall; brother, Roy James Whiteside, and one grandchild.

Graveside Services will be on September 16, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mint Springs Cemetery, off of Highway 142 on Co Rd 9290, Howell County, Missouri.

In Lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037


Services in care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Dustin W Mahan
    September 11, 2023 @ 5:26 pm

    Richard and family, I’m sorry for the loss of your father.


  2. Renee Stephens
    September 11, 2023 @ 10:32 pm

    Rick, Jena, and all the Whiteside family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    He will always have a special place in my heart.
    Hugs and love,


  3. Donna (Whiteside) Fink
    September 12, 2023 @ 2:44 pm

    So sorry to hear the sad news about my cousin Lewis passing. Now he is with Francis… He had a smile that could light up the world & was a good man!


  4. Donna Fink
    September 12, 2023 @ 2:56 pm

    Prayers of comfort for all of the Lewis Whiteside family… He will be missed by all he knew & loved him…


  5. Barbara Pressley Gove
    September 12, 2023 @ 9:43 pm

    Condolences for your loss.
    Barbara Pressley Gove


  6. Joyce Whitten
    September 14, 2023 @ 10:42 am

    JOYCE Eloise Whitten so sorry to lose another cousin. he will be missed. by all family


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