John Allen White Sr.
John Allan White Sr. of Douglasville, Ga., formerly of Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2017, following an extended illness. He was 84.
He was born June 6, 1932, in Washington County.
He is the son of the late Mr. Henry Malcolme White and the late Mrs. Miranda Tabitha Reed White.
He was a United States Army veteran and a member of the Church of Christ. He retired as a branch manager from Lampton Love Propane. He was a member of the Moose Lodge.
A devoted family man, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, yard work and working on motors of any kind. He was an avid reader for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kimberly White; sister, Wanda Christine Little; brothers, Clinton Monroe White, Earl Harrison White and James Ray White.
He is survived by two best friends and ex-wives, Jo Ann White and Eva Mae White; two daughters and a son-in-law, Vickie and Michael Raulin of Douglasville and Janet Tuttle of Charleston, S.C.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Allan White Jr. and Pam White of Vicksburg and Clinton Travis White of Uzhgorod, Ukraine; six grandchildren, Shannon, Ashley, Trey, Brittany, Gatlin and Krisandra; 11 great-grandchildren, Wrenn, Eli, Luke, Solon, Calhoun, Millie, John Austin, Adler, Hazel, Bryana and Rowan; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
The family plans to celebrate his life at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Vicksburg Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to noon.
His youngest son, Clinton, is a missionary in the Ukraine, and Clinton’s work there with the orphans and people of Ukraine has been a cause near and dear to his heart. One of his greatest dreams was to go there to help.
In lieu of flowers, he would like to know that donations were made in his memory. You may give at https://give.iteams.us. In the “On behalf of” line, you can enter “Clinton White – Ukraine – EU-RD Ukraine Camps,” and enter “Clinton White – Ukraine.”
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Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of arrangements.