LEBANON -- A Celebration of Life will held 12 Noon Saturday, December 19 at the Market Street Church of Christ Lebanon for Mr. Freddie Paul White, 81, of Lebanon. A decorated veteran of the U.S. Army and an ordained Elder of the Market Street Church of Christ, Mr. White died Dec. 12, 2009.
Mr. White earned the Bronze Star Combat Infantry Badge in the Korean War, Korean Service Metal and the United Nations Service Medal. He was retired from Ford Glass Plant after 32 years. Mr. White served on the board of directors for the Wilson County Civic League and was a member of the Lebanon Planning Commission.
Visitation will be Friday at Disyal Funeral Home, 400 E. Market Street, between the hours of 12 Noon and 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. at the church until the service. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 54 years Catherine White and sons Dr. Gregory “Greg” Paul (Patricia) White of Chattanooga, Timothy Orlando White and Winston Fitzgerald White – both of Lebanon.
Also surviving are grandchildren Orlando Steverson, Gregory Paul White II, Olivia White, Jessica White and Freddie P. White II; great grandchildren: Jakiya Steverson, and Omaria Steverson. Brother, Perry O’Neal (Bernice) White of Lebanon; sisters Lucille (Fred) McKinley and Jimmy Dean White-Hill -- both of Nashville; brothers-in-law Jean (Margaret) Stafford, Donald Stafford, Arnold Stafford, Robert (Gwen) Stafford, Charles Stafford and Robert Williams, sisters-in-law, Margaret and Emma Jean Stafford.
He was preceded in death by his parents Magellan and Willie Neal White, siblings Alfred and Lonale White, Mary Helen Williams, Madora Haynie and Lenora Bethea.
Arrangements by Disyal Funeral Home, Lebanon.