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Donald Fate White

January 11, 1936 — April 29, 2021

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Donald Fate White, 85, resident of Columbia, died Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Joe Macer and John Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to South Gate Church of Christ, 2700 Pulaski Highway, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born January 11, 1936 in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Arthur T. White and the late Flossie Brown White. He was a 1956 graduate of Columbia Central High School and served in the United States Air Force for four years. Mr. White worked for Monsanto Chemical Company for 25 years in maintenance and electric, and retired from Essex in Franklin after 14 years in maintenance and electric. An avid sportsman, he was a UT fan, coached Farm League and Little League for 32 years, and was honored by naming the Farm League Baseball Park at Maury County Park after him. He enjoyed golf, bowling, and hunting. Mr. White was a member of South Gate Church of Christ, where he formerly served as a Deacon and was involved in the benevolence program for several years. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, whom he married September 14, 1956, Dana Carpenter White of Columbia; daughter, Connie (Mike) Eatherly of Columbia; son, Jeffrey Lee White of Columbia; grandchildren, Jessica White of Columbia; Jonathan White of Franklin; and great grandchildren, Lawson Kelly, Lakelynn White, and Axton White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy White. Active pallbearers will be Will Patterson, Kevin Mick, Danny Dawson, Chris Carpenter, Shon Carpenter, David White, Greg Lusk, Richard Farris, and Randy Jones. Honorary pallbearers include Elders and Deacons of South Gate Church of Christ, retired employees of Monsanto, and past and present employees of Essex.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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