In Memory

Jed Whiteside - Class Of 1969

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03/30/09 11:27 AM #1    

Leah Geraghty (1969)

Jed moved to Signal Mountain in the 3rd or 4th grade. He had, for a time, the dreaded distinction of being the "new kid". He lived down the street from me and we became friends. While playing a neighborhood game of cops and robbers, he could sneak up on you,(a skill grudgingly admired by most game-playing children) undetected, and scare you half to death.

As crazy as Jed could be, he always kept his better angel nearby. He would have felt at home being a Rudyard Kipling character...successfully committing acts of mischief, great daring and imagination.

I don't know the year or circurmstances of his death (perhaps he was in his mid twenties)but, I wish he had lived to be an old man. I would like to have heard his life story.

05/19/09 03:30 PM #2    

Bruce C. Campbell (1970)

Jed was a friend and team mate. We wrestled together while at City and car pooled off Signal Mtn. with the Stratton brothers. Will never forget some of those trips up and down the mountain with Jed behind the wheel of his 1968 (I think) Mustang. Jeds been gone a while now, but I don't ever think of him without a smile.

07/21/09 09:16 PM #3    

Charla Averitte (Lofton) (1968)

I loved Jed. He came to see me in Memphis is 1971 or 72 and it was great to see him. I do think of him often.

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