Rev. John WhiteName: Rev. John White
Date of Death: July 4, 2014
Age at death: 86
The Rev. John Andrew White, 86, passed away at Westminster Towers in Bradenton on July 4, 2014
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Dieffenwierth White of Bradenton, FL; sons, Maurice White (Geraldine Linehan White) of Plano, TX, and Dale White of Bradenton, FL; step-sons, Bill Dieffenwierth of Jacksonville, FL and James O'Cain Dieffenwierth of Venice, FL; step-daughter, Mary Damkroger of Richardson, TX; grandson, Jeremy White of Wylie, TX; granddaughter, Michelle White of Cornelius, NC; step-grandchildren, Sam and Julia Dieffenwierth of Venice, FL, Laine, Kenna, Jacie and Jarrett Dieffenwierth of Jacksonville, FL and Joshua and Benjamin Damkroger of Richardson, TX; and great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne White of Wylie, TX. He is predeceased by his first wife, Jeannelle White. He was born in Jacksonville.
Rev. White graduated from Florida Southern College and the seminary at Emory University. He served 40 years as a minister in the Florida conference of the Methodist Church. His assignments included Christ United Methodist in Bradenton (1976-1986), First United Methodist in Sebring (1988-1989) and Vero Beach First United Methodist (1965-1970).
Rev. White served as president of Manatee Children's Services (1978-1980), establishing the first shelter home for abused and neglected children in Manatee County. He served on the board of Asbury Towers before it became Westminster Towers.
A Memorial Service will be at a later date. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.