Luther “J.R.” White Jr.

May 12, 1927 ‒ June 07, 2012

Newark formerly of Sunbury, Ohio

Luther “J.R.” White Jr., age 85 formerly of Sunbury passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Newark.

He was born on May 12, 1927 in Rita, W.V. to the late Luther White Sr. and Julia A. (Adams) White. A US Army Air Corp. veteran of WW II, he was a proud American.

J.R. always called Sunbury home and lived there for 44 years, before moving to Florida and to Newark in 2008. He served as a policeman for the Village of Sunbury and was a carpenter for Construction Systems.

He attended Northside Church of Christ, was a member of Sunbury Christian Church, V. F.W. Post No. 8736, and was the first Worthy President and member of Sunbury Eagles. Honorable and genuine, he was most proud of his family and their accomplishments. At times ornery, he was always the strong protector and provider for his family. He enjoyed golfing, metal detecting for treasures, and vegetable gardening. A man who loved his dogs, he wasn’t afraid to show his affection by ending every conversation with “I Love You”. He was happiest in the peaceful outdoors, exploring his favorite spots hunting for mushrooms and ginseng.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years: Juanita (Peyton), children: Mike of Sunbury, Barbara Crabbe of Westerville, Chloe (Skyler) Ford of Newark, Steve (Rhonda) of Africa, Carolyn Carter of Columbus, Kevin (Michelle) of Columbus, 12 Grandchildren, 15 Great-grandchildren, Sister : Jewel l (Dale) Layton, and Brothers: Guy (Sue) and Beuford (Patty) White all of Sunbury.

He was preceded in death by son-in-law: Clifford Crabbe, Brothers: Paul and Billie White, and Sister: Patty Smith.

Friends may call Monday 4-8 p.m. with 7:45 Eagles services at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday with his nephew Pastor Billie White officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park with military honors provided by the V. F. W. Post #8736 Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.

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