Leland E. White

March 17, 1935 ‒ October 22, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Leland E. White, 83, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday morning, October 22, 2018 at the Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on March 17, 1935 in Knox County to the late Earl F. and Rose D. (Rush) White.

Leland honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from Cooper Energy Services with over 40 years of service.  Leland loved working on and collecting antique clocks and he also enjoyed listening to country music.  He attended the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene.

Leland is survived by his children, Pam (Mike) Williams of Danville, Jeff White of Columbus and Dianna (Mike) Lang of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Amber Tims Beach, Jared Tims and Brent Lang; a great grandson, Issac Beach; several nieces and nephews; and his companion, Patsy Campbell of Mount Vernon

In addition to his parents, Leland was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann (Griffith) White in 1979; sisters, Margaret Poland and Nellie Perkins; and a brother, Howard White.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon. Rev. Scott Sharpes will officiate.  Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery near Mount Vernon with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Leland’s memory.

To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Leland E. White.


  • So to hear about the loss of your dad,grandfather,and great grandfather. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in your precious memories.
    Mary & Jim Linkous

  • I knew Leland because we both worked at Coopers, and I always knew him to be a kind, quiet, and gentle man. I will remember his family members in my prayers. God Bless each one of you.

  • SO SO SORRY. Didn’t know Leland had been sick. I have known Leland almost all my life and of course his mom (Rose) was some distant relation of mine. He grew up on the farm next to my Grandparents farm on Sharp Road so had to go to his house to get on bus when stayed at my grandparents house. He used to drive me because he was older and had driver’s license before I was not old enough to have license. Also we were in FFA and we used to make hay at my grandparents farm. Leland was a great guy. He will surely be missed. Will keep you all in my prayers. Bob Harrod