North Santa Rosa

Pat (Fred) White

Pat (Fred) White, 78 of Jay, Florida, passed into eternal rest on December 31, 2011, surrounded by his cherished family. Pat was born May 24, 1933, in Jay to Albert and Bessie (Floyd) White.   He married the love of his life, Janie Duke White, of Boaz, Alabama, on June 19, 1961, and they were blessed with the birth of their only child, Patty, on August 27, 1964.

Pat worked and retired from the State of Florida Division of Forestry and was an active member of Berrydale United Pentecostal Church.   He was a true outdoorsman “country boy” and sports fan. Sentimentally and lovingly known as “Tub” to many family members and friends, he enjoyed dog hunting, fishing, planting and working in his garden, tending to his goats, and attending livestock sales.   In addition you could always find him watching Alabama Crimson Tide football and New York Yankees baseball.

Pat was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Janie; his parents, Albert and Bessie White, father-in-law and mother-in-Law Hollis and Estelle Duke; brother, Floyd White; son-in-law, Jessie McGraw, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Billy and Wandean Farish; and a very special cousin and friend, G.W. White.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated daughter, Patty White McGraw; specialSISTER -in-law, Mary Dell White, special brother-in-law, Jimbo Leatherwood; and nephews and nieces: Jimmy and Sue White, Sharon and Lyvon Phillips, Glenn and Paula White, Shellie, Kevin and Hallie Macht, Paige, Ashley, and Sawyer Baxley, Adam and Shelby White, and Justin and Joy White. Other special people in his life: Dorothy Penton; Kevin, Hannah, and Madison Smith; devoted “Grand Dog”, Sport, and his feline companion, Sylvester, and a host of relatives, friends, and neighbors.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 6-8 at Jay Funeral Home.  Funeral and celebration of his life will be Wednesday at 2:00 at Jay Funeral Home with Reverend Billy Smith and Reverend Manuel Bennett officiating.   Burial will follow at Walling Cemetary.

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy White, Glenn White, Adam White, Justin White, Kevin Macht, and Ashley Baxley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Bradley, Floyd Cobb, Frank Coffey, Scott Farish, Jerry Floyd, Roger Floyd, Shorty Floyd, Gary Fox, Dr. Tony Frazier, Gary Gibson, Wade Hill, Keith Ivey, Carmen Ivie, Jabo Jernigan, Gary Jones, Mike Jones, Ray Jones, Lamar Lewis, Bill Patrick, Lyvon Phillips, Millard Sims, Dr. C. David Smith, Randy Watson, and Franklin Wolfe.

A very special note of gratitude and blessings for the wonderful care provided by Dr. C. David Smith and Jay Medical Clinic staff, Dr. Edwin Rogers, Dr. Neal and the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital, and the staff of Select Specialty Care.   Your kindness, consideration, and compassion will be remembered forever.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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