John B. White, 91, of Atwood, IL passed away at 9:22 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Arthur Home.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 231 N. Illinois Street in Atwood, IL. Pastor Lanny Faulkner officiated. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the American Legion James Reeder Post 770 of Atwood will be held in the Mackville Cemetery in Atwood, IL. Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
John was born on November 12, 1928 in Perryville, KY. He was a son of Jack and Hattie (McCrystal) White. He married Wilma Jean Korte on June 2, 1951 at the Zion Church of Christ in rural Arthur, IL.
Survivors include his wife Wilma, three sons, John White and his wife Terri of St. Joseph, IL, Tom White and his wife Lesa of Atwood, IL and Greg White and his wife Jalane of Tuscola, IL; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
His parents, one son, Tim White, one grandson, Sean White, a daughter-in-law, Kathy White and one sister, Lois Smith preceded him in death.
John was a Navy Veteran of WWII.
He was a member of the Zion Church of Christ of rural Arthur, IL and the American Legion James Reeder Post 770 of Atwood, IL.
He retired from USI with nearly forty years of service.
John enjoyed watching football and basketball and recently became a fan of fast pitch softball.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Arthur Home.
John’s family would like to thank everyone at the Arthur Home and Wilma would like to extend a very special Thank You to Ashley.