Joseph Whiteside,

Joseph “Lyle” Whiteside

Joseph “Lyle” Whiteside, age 83, passed away on August 4, 2017, in Caliente, Nevada. He was born on March 28, 1934, to Joseph and Elsie Whiteside in Elko, Nevada.

Joseph served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Unit. He married Ruth Ann Wing on October 8, 1982, in Panaca, Nevada. He loved cows, horses, leather, and especially being a rancher. He also worked as a mechanic and as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann Whiteside of Caliente, NV; sons Mike Whiteside (Anna) of Tonopah, NV; Eddie Whiteside of Texas; Charles Whiteside of Texas; sister Cheryl Whiteside of Bruneau, ID; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his siblings Ed Whiteside, Jack Whiteside, Jean Jones, Ila Enke, Petey Mitchell, and Rose Hopsen.

Lyle’s wishes were to have no services because he did not want to say goodbye to his friends. Arrangements are being handled by Southern Nevada Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at