James H. White

Feb 15 2014

90 year old James H. White of Dowelltown died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born in Dowelltown to his parents, the late Robert J. and Bessie Allen White. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Patricia Ann White; 2 Sisters, Geraldine Wilson and Mildren Judish. He was a lifelong member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church, 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of DeKalb Lodge #358, Scottish Rite, Al Menah Temple Shriners in Nashville, Smithville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. He served in the 320th Infantry 35th Division in Europe serving in the U.S. Army in WW II. White taught Agriculture at Liberty High School after the War and then went to work for Kraft Foods in Alexandria before being appointed Postmaster in Dowelltown. He formerly served as the City Recorder for Dowelltown. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruth Thompson White of Dowelltown; 2 Sons, Robert J. "Bobby" and wife Sarah White of Alexandria, Stephen A. and wife Vicky White of Murfreesboro; 5 Grandchildren, Elizabeth and her husband Bryan Kleparek of Murfreesboro, James H. White of Dowelltown, Stephanie and her husband Aaron Lawrence of Murfreesboro, John R. White of Dowelltown, Daniel B. White of Murfreesboro; 5 Great-Grandchildren, Kyra Kleparek, Logan Lawrence, Keva Kleparek, Taylor White, Carly Lawrence; 1 Sister, Lorraine and her husband, Richard "Dick" Engel of Oak Ridge; Brother-in-law, Robert Michael Thompson of Odessa, Texas; Adoptive Family, Rob and Nora Harvey; Special Friends, Matilda Earl and Caeleb Grey and Several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:AM Tuesday at the Dowelltown United Methodist Church with Terry Little and David Lunsford officiating. Burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Dowelltown United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM at the Funeral Home and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11 at the Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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