Canton – Earl D. White Jr., 91, of Canton went home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday morning February 22nd at Graham Hospital with his loved ones near.
He was born on November 23, 1926 in Canton, IL to Earl and Lillie (Lindquist) White.
Jr. married Beulah (Griggs) on July 15, 1950. She preceded him in death on August 15, 2017.
Also preceding him in death are his parents, Earl and Lillie White; one granddaughter, Susan L. Mahr; three great-granddaughters, Amber and Kari Mahr and Sophie Lowry; four brothers, Albert, Raymond, Kenneth, and Harold; and two sisters, Lila and Marie.
Also surviving are three daughters, Dianne J. Lowe, Linda (Jim) White, Susan (late Bob Curry) White; six grandchildren, Michael D. (Michele) Lowe Jr., Amy D. (Mark) Lowry, Josh D. (Kethra) Lowe, Becki S. (Tom) Bass, Bobbi (Ken) Herz, Ben (Holly) White; eighteen great-grandchildren, Adian, Casey, and Ryan Lowe, Anthony (Jen) Mahr, Jessica (Kyle) Jansen, Katie (Dan) Dallefeld, Elizabeth and Jack Lowry, Grayson and Dawson Lowe, Nate and Sam Bass, Parker, Jackson, and Lauren Herz, Nolan, Ava, and Griffin White; four great-great-grandchildren, Glenn Smith, A.J. and Caleb Mahr, and Addie Dallefeld; two sisters, Mable (late George) Bain of Weatherford, TX, and Melba (Carroll) Dearing of Canton.
Earl served in the Navy on the USS McGowan Ship #678, which is now retired and he was the last one of his brothers to join the military during World War II.
Earl worked at Caterpillar for 35 years, retiring on April 1st, 1982. He enjoyed walking at Lakeland and the YMCA, playing pool at the rec center, and attending ball games of his grandkids. Jr. was an avid Green Bay Packer Fan. He enjoyed his daily phone calls with his sister Mable. Earl and Beulah enjoyed their many years of vacationing in Minnesota and visiting family in Texas and Kentucky. He loved fishing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren proudly called him papa and gramp. Jr. and Gram enjoyed driving around looking for birds and deer. He was known in the family for his jokes, stories, and singing hymns.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Lancaster Cemetery in Glasford, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To view Earl’s DVD or make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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