Harry Houston “Bud” White

Published 3:44 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Harry Houston “Bud” White of Lawrenceville, Ga., passed away on April 26, 2021 in Buford, Ga. Harry was a native of Carter County. His parents were Dan and Ollie White of Stoney Creek.
Harry graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1948, and entered the U.S. Air Force where he served as a flight radio operator during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and became a telecommunications engineer. He married Jean (Barnes) White, also of Elizabethton, and spent most of the remainder of his life in the Atlanta area. After retiring from the telecommunications industry, Harry joined Admissions and Guest Services at Dollywood Theme Park (Pigeon Forge, Tenn.), where he worked for an additional 18 years before “retiring” again.
Harry was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, where he became a 32nd-degree Mason. He served as a Deacon at Mount Carmel Christian Church, Stone Mountain, Ga., for a number of years. He loved reading about the Old West, and made several trips to his favorite place: Yellowstone National Park.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, and is survived by his two children, Dr. Richard E. White and Sandra J. White, both of Dacula, Ga.; two grandchildren, Gina M. White, Augusta, Ga., and Daniel R. White, Dacula, Ga.; and a sister, Hazel Truman Hester, Lake Mary, Fla.
The graveside service and entombment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 30, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the White family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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