Bobby Austin White
Posted By Sparta Live | December 31, 2013 12:00 am
Bobby Austin White, 76, of the River Bend Estates, passed away Dec. 30, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. White was born April 11, 1937, in Brownsville, the son of Samuel White and Eddie Mae White.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Thomas “Jimmy” White; and sister, Doris Hand.
Mr. White retired from CF Freightways where he drove a truck for 37 years, in Memphis. He was an active member of and belonged to the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners, in Memphis.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Juanita Lowe White, of Sparta; children, Kim and Randy Ellis, of Clarksville, Tammy Burrow, of Cookeville, Mike and Ellen White, of Memphis, Debbie and Bob McKay, of Collierville, Tony White, of Mississippi; brother, Leslie White (Jeraldine), of Mississippi; sister, Joyce Swain (Robert), of Lebanon; grandchildren, Danielle, Carla, Brian, Dusty, Jessica, David, Chelsea, Lauren, Katie; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Jan. 3, 2014, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Bro. Dan Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Jan. 2, at the funeral home.
At family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Bobby Austin White to Blessed Hope Baptist Church, 2365 Crossville Hwy., Sparta, TN 38583.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.