Larry Glenn White

Published 3:00 pm Monday, October 16, 2017

Larry Glenn White, 75, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Community Living Center, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Seth G. & Clara Ina Sheffield White.  Larry was a 1960 graduate of Unaka High School. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. Larry was an educator and teacher for 31 years. He received his degree in Social Studies & Education from West Texas State, Canyon, Texas and his Master Degree in Administration at East Tennessee State University. He began his career of teaching at Dimmitt High School, Dimmitt, Texas, then to Madison County High School, Madison, Virginia where he was a teacher and basketball coach, then to Elizabethton High School where he taught history and was Head Basketball Coach for several years, he also served as Principal at TA Dugger Junior High School, Elizabethton, his last school was Boones Creek Middle School where he was Principal. Larry was a former member of the Elizabethton Civitan Club. He was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church but in recent years he had been attending Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years: Wynell Barnes White who died August 6, 2006.

Survivors include his children: Marcie Strong & husband Dwayne, Ruckersville, Virginia and Lance White & wife Mary Beth, Murfreesboro, Tenn… Four Grandchildren: Sierra & Mackenzie Strong and Emma Grace & Ian White. His brothers: Gary White & wife Sandy and Lanny White & wife Tootie White, two nieces & two nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roger Hayley officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday will be: Jeff White, Roman White, Luke White, Billy Murphy, Tom Holly, Danny Coombs and Tommy Coombs. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Eddie & Anne Dean & Family, Unaka High School Class of 1960, his former basketball players at Madison County High School and Elizabethton High School, Jeff Early, Jack Berry, David Crist, Rick Spagone, Micky Lantz, Paul & Julie Strong, Bill Byrd, David Bush, his church families of Oak Street Baptist Church & Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site

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