A memorial service to celebrate the life of Tony J. White will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Jennings United Methodist Church. Reverend Walter Parker will officiate. Tony passed away late Sunday evening at his residence.
Tony White was born on October 28, 1929 in Whitesboro, Oklahoma to Jarrett Henry White and Thelma Mounts White. He spent his childhood days in the state of Oklahoma. After graduating high school in Francis, Oklahoma, he joined the Navy and was a Korean War Veteran. Afterward, Tony attended college at East Central College in Ada, Oklahoma. It was then, in Lindsey, Oklahoma, that Tony met the love of his life, Harry Ann Dillard. They were married on December 23rd, 1950. They celebrated their 60th anniversary just last year. Shortly after the marriage began, Tony began his 41 year career at Citgo Pipeline. Citgo brought him from Montana to Louisiana and Texas, where he worked his way up from gang hand to district manager. In 1994, he retired from Citgo and moved to Jennings to be closer to family. In his spare time, Tony enjoyed woodworking, clock making, and, most of all, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Jennings United Methodist Church, where he was known for handing out Werther’s to the congregation. His friends and family were blessed by his shining example and unfaltering love. He will truly be missed.
Tony is survived by his loving wife, Harry Ann; his two sons Barry White of Lake Charles, and Ronnie (Debbie) White of Jennings; his daughter, Kristi (Wade) Eggers of Glenwood, Arkansas; 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Thelma White of Ferriday; and sisters Barbara Wilcoxson of Ferriday, and Vivian Capshaw of Santa Fe.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to either Sulphur Methodist Children’s Home of Jennings United Methodist Church.