Ralph H. White, 90, died peacefully on Saturday morning, December 22, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital on Jackson, Tenn.
Mr. White was born on July 22, 1922 in Taylorville, Ill., the fourth child of Goldie (Berry) and Rev. Eugene White. He had an older sister, Alice and two brothers, William and Claude. He married Alice Gertrude Shuler on September 29, 1946. They had two daughters. They lived happily on a farm in Owaneco, Ill. They moved to Tennessee in 1972. During his life he worked at various jobs. He rode a Harley-Davidson Police Special motorcycle with the Illinois State Police. He also farmed. He was Deputy Sheriff, acting Sheriff of Taylorville, Ill. He was head security at J.C. Penney store in Springfield, Ill. He worked in maintenance at an elementary school. In Tennessee, he worked at a sand shed factory and was Security Plant Director at Jackson State Community College, Director of Security/Safety at Freed-Hardeman University, Cheif of Police ar Sardis, Tenn., and last a driver for Scotts Hill Senior Center in Scotts Hill, Tenn. He devoted most of his life to law enforcement. In Illinois, Ralph and family were members of Providence Methodist Church and they were members of Enville Baptist Church, while in Tennessee. Mr. White was always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help others. He especially enjoyed his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Gertrude Shuler White; two daughters, Ann (Michael) Landrum of Decaturville, Tenn. and Marilyn (Jackie) Rushing of Reagan, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Joshua Rainey of Enville, Tenn., Andrew Landrum of Decaturville, Tenn. and and Rev. Bobby (Megan) Rushing of Manchester, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Nicky Rainey and Weston Rainey; sister-in-law, Ina Shuler; brother-in-law, Earl Cline; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Reeds Chapel Funeral Home in Scotts Hill, Tenn., with grandson Rev. Bobby Rushing officiating; as well as comments by Pastors, Rev. Billy Allegood and Rev. Tommy Crocker. Burial followed in Peace Chapel Cemetery.