Warren Eugene White of Tullahoma passed this life on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Morning Pointe of Tullahoma at the age of 87 years. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Arnold Cemetery near Swifton, Arkansas. A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church of Tullahoma on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 2 pm CST, led by the Reverend Tom Murdock. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm.
Mr. White was the son of the late James Earl and Ora Prather White. He was born in Waukesha, WI and grew up in Dallas, TX. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Texas A & M University where he earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. After graduation he and Helen Baker White, the love of his life, moved to Tullahoma and he took an engineering position at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in Tullahoma. He worked at the Propulsion Wind Tunnel at AEDC for 34 years. After retirement, he became a Tullahoma school crossing guard for ten years. Many Tullahoma residents remember him at the intersection of Kings Lane and Country Club Drive.
Mr. White was an active member of First Christian Church, Tullahoma, volunteering with the church maintenance SWATT team and participating in the sharing group. He was a pilot and artist whose work was shown at the Tullahoma Art Center. He also served as past president of the Tullahoma Kiwanis Club and was active in other community service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jim, Harold, Boyd and Roger White and sister, Lucille Smith.
Mr. White is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Baker White of Tullahoma; son, Jim White and his wife, Carol, of Nashville; daughter, Margaret McMullan and her husband, Alan, of Auburn, AL; sister, Margaret White of Bedford, TX and five grandchildren, Betsy White Costley and her husband, Mitch, of Atlanta; James Scott White of Oxford, OH; Scott Jordan and his wife, Jessie, of Atlanta; Kyle Jordan of Auburn, AL and Meredith Jordan of Cullman, AL.
The White family expresses its appreciation to the staff of Morning Pointe of Tullahoma.
Arkansas arrangements by Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.