Andrew White Jr.

 

Services for Andrew White Jr. will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Barham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. White, 81, of Meridian, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Sterling House (Assisted Living) in Columbia, Tenn. He had been a resident there since August of 2009. He was born in Newton County on August 23, 1928. He married Betty Jo Morgan of Meridian in May of 1948. After having their first child, Letha, the family moved to Westwego, La. where he worked as a crane operator for McDermott Inc. for 35 years. After retirement, he and Betty moved back to Meridian in 1985. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I and became a lifetime member of the VFW Post 79 in Meridian, where he was an active member for over 20 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Letha Fleischer of Tennessee, Bettie White of Florida and Ann Wallace of Florida; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, after 55 years of marriage.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the VFW Post 79.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may donate to The American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be Sunday, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home.

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