Verlin “Vern” White

Published 4:33 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Verlin “Vern” White, 86, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Hillview Health Center. A native of Elizabethton, he was the son of the late Joseph Frank and Sallie Pierce White.
Mr. White retired as a plant engineer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Garrettsville Masonic Lodge #246 in Garrettsville, Ohio, and the Jericho Temple #180 of Kingsport where he loved working for children. He also was an officer in the Legion of Honor in Kingsport and a member of the Jesters.
Mr. White enjoyed golfing and working on cars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. Elgin White; three sisters, Christine McKinney, Emma Johnson and Mable Matthews; and a brother, Ed White.
Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Steven L. White and Linda Troyer, Garrettsville, Ohio; special friend, Jean Lowe, of the home; a grandson and sidekick, Caleb Richardson, of the home; nephews, Doug Hicks, Norwood, N.C., Steven Wallace, Butler, Tenn., and Hillary Wallace, Mountain City, Tenn.; and a great-niece, Lisa Blevins, Elizabethton, Tenn.
A Gathering of Remembrance to honor the life of Verlin “Vern” White will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Shriner Chaplain Todd Monroe officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. The committal service will be held at a later date in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna, Ohio. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children/Jericho Temple, P.O. Box 5548, Kingsport, TN 37663. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the White family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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