Mr. Jessie White age 68 of Dixon Springs died at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin where he was admitted July 2nd to the Intensive Care Unit being treated for myelofibrosis with which he was diagnosed in February 2013. He died at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday morning July 4, 2017 with his wife and grandson at his bedside.
Eld. Stephen Brooks and Eld. Rickey Hall officiated at the Friday afternoon July 7th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed 1 p.m. services in the Garden of Gethsemane at Smith County Memorial Gardens.
One of six children, he was born Jessie Lee White in Hartsville on January 26, 1949 and was the son of the late Walter McMillan White and Effie Evell Gammons White.
Two brothers, Jackie White and David White preceded him in death.
Mr. White was saved at the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church under the preaching of the late Eld. Doug Curtis on October 6, 1974 and he attended the Hogans Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
He was united in marriage to New Middleton native the former Betty Faye Shoemake at the Hogans Creek Missionary Baptist Church by Eld. Stephen Farley Brooks on February 25, 1983.
He was a supervisor at the Genesse Auto Parts Manufacturing Plant at the Eastgate Industrial Park in Lebanon.
Mr. White proudly served our country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War having been inducted on March 13, 1969 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sargent at Fort Lewis, Washington on October 14, 1970.
He served in Vietnam for eleven months and twenty days with the 4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery 4th Infantry Division where he was a Tactical Communications Chief.
For his meritorious service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cambodia Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Medal with 2 Overseas Bars and the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Expert M-14 badge.
Mr. White also enjoyed clogging and square dancing and had performed on the Grand Ole Opry as a member of Ralph Sloan’s Tennessee Travelers.
Surviving in addition to his wife of over thirty four years are two children. Tammy Swindle of Westmoreland, Susan Case and husband Rodney of Royalston, Massachusetts; three sisters, Eva Wilson of Bethpage, Robbie Humes and husband James, Esther Crook and husband Woody all of Hartsville; five grandchildren, Tiffany and Ashley Swindle both of Westmoreland, Cody Smith of Dixon Springs, Shelby Smith of South Carthage, Hannah Case of Royalston, Massachusetts; great-grandson, Bradley Smith.
The family requests memorials to the Hogans Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
SANDERSON of CARTHAGE