Jimmy White (12-19-22) service 12-26-22
Jimmy E. White, 82, of Savannah, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19. He was born in Arkansas on May 22, 1940, to parents William Earl and Ruby Copeland White.
On Jan. 28, 1968, he was united in marriage to Junell Ratliff, who proceeded him in death in 2018. They made their home in the Hookers Bend community.
Mr. White grew up farming with his father who was his hero and from the time he was a little boy he went everywhere with his Dad helping him on the farm. He served in the US Army and was an over the road truck driver for 30 years.
Jimmy and Junell both loved the farm. They loved their cattle and goats and often took in stray animals. There was always room for one more homeless pet.
Over the last few months he expressed he was ready to go home to his Jesus and to be with Junell again. He accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was 13 years old, but on April 24, 2022, he rededicated his life and was baptized at Love and Truth Church in Adamsville where he attended.
He is survived by Tammy Kelley-Eison and husband Frank, Tim Kelley and wife Kim, whom he and Junell helped to raise after the death of their mother; Al and Donielle Wicker, Jimmy’s special friends and caregivers; his sister, Beverly Hardin; and brother, Gerald White. He also leaves behind Brandon, Chloee, Tanlee, Gabi, Eli, Ainsley, Adrienne, Casen and Declan, whom he thought of as grandchildren; niece, Amanda Moore; nephews, Greg Hardin, Jeff White, Glen White, Eli Moore, Hunter Kelley and Hillary Kelley. He also leaves behind his five constant companions, his beloved dogs.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a baby sister, Joy Dean White; and his nephew, Brandon White.
The family ask in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Oakland Cemetery Fund.
A graveside service was held on Monday, Dec. 26, at Oakland Cemetery in Morris Chapel, with Scott Melson officiating.