Howard Thomas White
Howard Thomas White, age 89, of Killen, AL passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 at his residence.
He was a born on February 28, 1933 in Lawrence County, TN, the son of Frank White and Cornelia Freemon White. He was retired from Murray Ohio Mfg., was a member of American Legion Post 146, and served in the U.S. Army, followed by the Army Reserve. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and hosting fish fries for friends and family. He was known to wrestle a bear at the county fair, take a Deliverance inspired ride from Shoal Creek to Happy Hollow in a flat bottom boat, dance with the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, hunt wild boar in Canada and write a controversial article or two for the Advocate.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Allen White and Frank White, Jr.; and grandson: Tanner Michael.
He is survived by his wife of forty years: Jean Long White; children: Andy White (Doris), Lisa Ladner (Robert), Barkley White, Beth Lumpkins (Chris) and Chris White (Debbie); step-children: Scotty Long (Angie) and Wade Higdon (Amanda); nephews: Dennis White (Peggy), Bryan White (Kathy) and Matt Wear (Christy); nieces: Francis McWilliams (Jim) and Jennifer Wear; grandchildren: Nick Ladner, Amanda Ladner, Jenna Tipper (Chad), Ella White, Macie Pringle, Brooke Long, Hunter Long, Chris Higdon and Eric Higdon; great-grandchildren: Wesley Michael, Scarlett Hartsfield, Adaline Yocom, Sullivan Tipper and Lona Tipper
It was Howard’s wish to be cremated with no public services. A private graveside service will be held for Howard Thomas White at a future date. Elkins East Chapel in Killen, AL is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered by way of: www.elkinsfurneralhome.com. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Disabled Veteran’s Administration.