John ‘Tommy’ Whiteside

John ‘Tommy’ Whiteside

John “Tommy” Whiteside, 67, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Mounds, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on July 23, 1953, the son of Louis and Marilyn Whiteside.

He was a retired captain with the Illinois Department of Corrections at the Shawnee Correctional Center. He enjoyed rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Whiteside of Cape Girardeau; his children, Adam (Stacey) Whiteside of Paducah, Jessica (Robin) Zickgraf of St. Louis and Brad (Nicole) Gaal of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, Ellie Whiteside, Luke Whiteside, Emmy Whiteside, Corbin Zickgraf and Lyla Zickgraf; brothers Gary (Alice) Whiteside and Terry (Peggy) Whiteside; sisters Nina (Wayne) Hodge and Mary (Sam) Schlamer; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby Whiteside and Jim Whiteside.

The family will hold a celebration of life at a later time. Inurnment will be at Whiteside Cemetery near Vienna.

Crain Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit


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