Greeneville Sun, published August 11, 2012, with photo:
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Brother Raymond T. White, 87, of Greeneville, Greene Co
TN, formerly of Cookeville, TN, passed away Thursday,
August 9, 2012, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
Born April 26, 1925, in Union County, he was a son of the
late S. M. and Carrie Callaway White. He grew up on a farm
in Jefferson County.
He joined the U.S. Army at age 16 and served four years,
two of those in the European-African-Middle Eastern
Campaign as a rifle marksman. He was awarded his long-
deserved medals in 2001.
Rev. White returned to Mascot and married Jackie Norton.
He worked in zinc mines until he surrendered to Christ's
calling to full-time service in 1950. He pastored churches
in East and Middle Tennessee and South Eastern, KY.
He graduated from Clear Creek Baptist seminary in 1966,
while pastoring full time and raising his family.
He was a Southern Baptist minister and was a member of
Clark Range Baptist Church.
Rev. White evangelized in many revivals, served on mission
fields, was blessed with a trip to the Holy Land, and
served the Tennessee Baptist Convention in tent ministry.
He loved visiting the sick, preaching the gospel, gospel
music, and golfing. He carried a picture of Jesus in his
wallet so he could show people a picture of his best friend.
Rev. White was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie.
Survivors include three daughters, Theresa Van Daalen, of
FL, Debbie and Steve Hale, of the Orebank community, and
Patricia White, of Greeneville, TN; two grandsons, Michael
Womack and his wife Sherie, and Nathan Hale; one grand-
daughter, Stephanie Hale Bailey and her husband Jason;
four great-granddaughters, Ciara, Alisha, and Madison
Womack, and Addie Bailey; several nieces and nephews; his
special friends, Melton Loftis, Jimmy Rogers, Jewel Jones,
and Woodrow Jackson; and a special caregiver, Kelley Crum.
The family expressed thanks to Laughlin HealthCare for the
special caregiving, love, and support.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.,
Sunday, August 12, 2012, at Towering Oaks Baptist Church,
with the funeral service following at 3 p.m. The Rev.
Dennis Shumate will officiate.
Interment will be in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. The Greene
County Honor Guard and the Tennessee National Grand will
conduct a military graveside service. Pallbearers will be
Danny Norton, Roy White, Jim White, Mickey Foster, Nathan
Hale, and Jason Bailey.
Donations may be made to Towering Oaks Christian School.