Ira Glyn White, born April 16, 1929, went to be with his beloved Lord on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was the light of our lives, a father, Papaw, husband, brother, uncle, teacher, mentor and friend who taught us by example with passion of what it means to live a faith-driven life of love and service to others. He was a man of love and laughter who always had a twinkle in his eye and a kind word at the ready. He lived to make the world a more joyful and compassionate place.
Glyn was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member and deacon of Fellowship Baptist Church. Glyn retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory after 31 years of service. He was a real family oriented man.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, June Henry White; parents, Gene and Lydia White; granddaughter, Amanda Jo White; brothers, Carl and Homer White; sister-in-law, Grace White; brothers-in-law, Herman Carver and James Henry; and mother-in-law, Trula Hewitt.
He is survived by his wife, Lillie Belcher White; children and spouses, Glenda and Curtis Norris, Valerie and Wayne White, Gayle and Bill McDaniel, Douglas and Diana White, Paul and Linda White, Trudy and Donny Deaton; four stepchildren, David, Duane, Laura and Mykal Belcher; grandchildren, Jeremiah White and wife, Tina, Haley Varner and husband, Brent, Shawn McDaniel, Jeremiah White, Alesha Major and husband, Jamie, Christopher White, Andrew White and wife, Brittany, Robby Deaton and wife, Emily, Ashley Arp and husband, Charlie, Daniel Deaton, Jessica White and Kurtisha Norris; great-grandchildren, Keagan, Aubree, Baylor White, Hayden and Dalton Varner, and Hannah Major; sister, Joyce Carver; sister-in-law, Freida White; special nieces, Debra Galbraith, Cindy Jacobs, Carolyn Green and Barbara Deathridge; and nephews, Dan and Mark Henry.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Navorska and staff, Dr. McCarty and staff, Professional Case Management, Covenant Hospice and Fort Loudoun Medical Center.
The family received friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services followed at 7 p.m. with the Revs. Eddie Chasteen and Mark Caldwell officiating. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and proceed to Loudon County Memorial Gardens for 5 p.m. graveside services. Military honors will be conferred by the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com