View Funeral Webcast Jack White, 96, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 after a brief illness. The son of Robert Taylor and Hattie Mitchell White, his forebears were early settlers of Maury County, of which he was a much beloved, lifelong resident. He was raised on two family homeplaces, one at Park Station and the other at Scribner’s Mill. Because of his father’s ill health, he took on hard work and responsibility at an early age. He plowed with a brace of cotton mules as a young boy, became a crack shot with a rifle, and an excellent trainer of mules, horses, and bird dogs. While growing up, a grandmother who lived with the family, a widow of a Civil War cavalryman, influenced his study of the scriptures and, in time, he became an acknowledged authority on the Bible. Consequently, Brother White was for 55 years a Church of Christ minister, beginning in the mid-1950s at Hall’s Chapel Church of Christ (with Tillman Knox as his songleader). This was followed by tenures at the Antioch and Cedar Hill congregations before becoming Associate Minister for several years to Brother Elmer Lusk at Eastside. His last church was New Lasea Church of Christ, from which he retired in 2010. In addition to his ministry, he was employed by the Railway Express Agency for twenty-nine years, eventually becoming REA’s last fulltime agent. Brother White was a brilliant man who opted to leave school after the ninth grade to support his parents. Through self-study and hard work, he nurtured intellectual and management capabilities that assured his advancement in the express company. Incidentally, this entailed the successful completion of college-equivalency examinations. He was awarded the job of Agent, or manager, of REA’s Columbia Depot Office after local merchants, unbeknownst to him, sent a signed petition to his company’s New York headquarters. After a career-ending injury forced him to accept disability retirement from REA, he was hired by his close friends Tom, Bill, and Larry Jones, owners of A.B. Jones & Sons Used Cars. An avid hunter and fisherman, the “Jones Boys” and White spent many enjoyable hours on the river or in the deer woods. These were some of the happiest years of his life and the White family will always be indebted to generations of Joneses for their steadfast friendship. Following retirement, a proud day occurred in 2016 when Columbia Academy recognized his talents and his service to the Lord by awarding him an honorary high school diploma. The family is grateful to the board of CA for this kindness. In 1944, Brother Jack married the love of his life Daisy McCollum. They had known one another since childhood, both having attended Smyrna Church, as well as, Bryant Station and Culleoka Schools. Last September they celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary at Life Care Center while recuperating from illnesses. The large turnout of friends and family was a testimony to their shared ministry. In addition to Sister White, Brother Jack is survived by two sons, Jack White of Livingston, Alabama and Dr. John White of Columbia, as well as, two grandchildren, Mary McCollum White and Henry Tartt White. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas White and two sisters, Kathryn White Scott and Margaret White Brown. The family wishes to thank Midge Sullivan, Sharon Foster, and Peggy Thrasher for their dedication as caregivers, as well as, Andrew Tomlin and the team of caring professionals of Compassus. Special thanks also are extended to Peggy Jones for her many kindnesses to the White family. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. at South Gate Church of Christ with John Waldrum and Steven Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Haynes Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the church. The song service will be conducted by singers from New Lasea Church of Christ. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Pallbearers will be Joey Westmoreland, Sam McDaniel, Jerry Brown, Jimmy White, Ken Lee and Kevin Lee. Honorary pallbearers include Randy Jones, Larry Jones, Dwight Hardison, Wayne Cook, Greg Grissom, Knox McCollum, Don Westmoreland, Harold Delk, Colonel Thomas Vaughn, the members of the churches where he served, and the members of the Livingston, Alabama Church of Christ. The family suggests memorials to New Lasea Church of Christ, 1570 Lasea Road, Columbia, TN 38401 or Columbia Academy, 1101 West Seventh Street, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.