Class of 1948
|R. Gerald White went to be with
the Lord on Aug. 3, 2013, after being at Paris Health Care Center for over a
year. He was 82.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arbie and Jourd White and a brother, Harold.
He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Cynthia Hancock White; his daughter, Mandy White (Brad) Jones; son, Steven Hancock White; and three-year old twin granddaughters, Abigail Olivia and Juliet Victoria Jones.
Gerald graduated from Vanderbilt in 1952. After going to Naval Officer Candidate School, he served aboard the aircraft carrier FDR. He was in the Navy five years before leaving to work in Paris with his father at White Vending Company, started by Jourd White in 1925.
Gerald enjoyed flying airplanes, sailing, playing tennis, taking singing lessons, karaoke and his beloved cat, Frankie.
The family of Gerald White was truly blessed by Paris Health Care for taking such good care of him during his illness. They especially want to thank pastor Pam Hughes and Lakeside Christian Fellowship for their prayers and support. They would also like to thank Henry County Medical Center Hospice for their care and support.
A memorial service will be on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Christian Fellowship, 2920 Highway 641 North in Paris. McEvoy Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Memorials may also be made to Lakeside Christian Fellowship.
Reprinted from THE PARIS
August 5, 2013 Edition ~ Used by Permission
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