Funeral services will be Thursday for Joe E. Whitesides, 84, former coach, director of athletics and dean of students at Utah State University, who died June 8, 1998, at a Bountiful hospital.

The services for Mr. Whitesides, who had served as a state legislator, a military officer, an LDS mission president, director of the Salt Lake Missionary Home and sealer in the Salt Lake and Bountiful temples, will be at 11 a.m. in the Mueller Park 5th Ward chapel, 1320 E. 1975 South, Bountiful.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lindquist Mortuary, 727 N. 400 East, Bountiful, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the Kaysville City Cemetery.

Mr. Whitesides was a coach at Bear River High and held several positions at USU. Later, he was an assistant coach, head basketball coach, athletic director and dean of students.