Thomas Earl White

Bridget Burcham

August 12th, 2020


Thomas Earl White age 77 of Sturgis died Monday August 3, 2020 at the Redbank’s Nursing Home in Henderson, KY. He was born November 8, 1942 to the late Durwood & Imogene White in Sturgis, KY. He was a member of Haven Pentecostal Church in Henderson, KY. He worked 31 years as a coalminer & retired from Peabody Coal Company. He was a US Air Force Veteran and served in Vietnam. A 1961 graduate of Sturgis High School and an avid UK fan.

Preceded in death by his parents Durwood & Imogene Newcom White.

Survivors included:

His loving wife of 47 years Shirley White of Sturgis, KY

2 – Daughters Kathleen Vanatta of Greenbrier, TN
Bethany White of Greenbrier, TN

3 – Sons John White of Sturgis, KY
Ricky White of Sturgis, KY
Anthony White of Blackford, KY

2 – Sisters Betty Foster of Sturgis, KY
Connie Parrish of Henderson, KY

1 – Brother Ronnie White of Florida

12 – Grandchildren 13 Great Grandchildren

Funeral service will be 1 PM on Friday 8/7/2020 @ Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis, KY. Bro. Phil Wagoner will officiate. Visitation will be 4 PM- 7PM on Thursday 8/6/20 and 11 AM until service time on Friday. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis; KY. Memorial Contributions can be made to Haven Pentecostal Church to the Willard Clement Family Life Center @ 425 Kresge Drive Henderson, KY 42420.

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