Mr. Benny Jean White, 94

Mr. Benny Jean White, 94, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.


A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Stacy Phillips and Matt Wilson will officiate.


Born on March 8, 1927 in Texas, he was the son of the late Walter Preston and Edith Mae Gillespie White. He was retired from American Transports where he was Chairman. Mr. White was a veteran of the United States Marines and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.


In addition to his parents, Mr. White is preceded in death by his son, Eric Allen White; brothers, Curtis Preston White, Louis White, Dewey White, Allen Ray White and sister, Clara Ruth.


Mr. White is survived by his wife, Cheryl Clements White of Gainesville and a number of nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Mike Stiner 2021-07-20 12:58:04
One of those handful of people I can honestly say that I'm a better person for having known him. We'll miss his stories and his sense of humor. God's comfort to Cherry and the family.
BUTCH BAUCOM 2021-07-22 13:05:56
Wayne and Dianne Bennett 2021-07-22 19:28:48
Heartfelt sympathy to Cherry and extended family. Ben was a neighbor for many years and a close friend for even more. He was well read and had a vocabulary to be envied. He was full of wisdom and well respected. We loved you, Ben. RIP
Norb Herbert 2021-08-31 09:19:41
My boss and friend of over 58 years Me and Melanie love him very much. to my sorrow I didn't know he passed. Talk with him on my birthday last time. Love you Boss
Lisa Huff 2021-08-31 12:51:44
What a blessing in life to have known Mr.White! My fondest childhood memories were visiting he and Mrs. White at Lake Lanier with my family. He was loved dearly by my family especially my parents Norb and Melanie! I will miss you funny sense of humor, your smile that was always present, but most of all how you selflessly cared for others! God has a great person! ❤️
Barbara Reece Goodman 2021-11-06 11:46:48
Just found out today! My deepest sympathy to the family!
Renee Babich 2022-03-07 22:32:46
Happy Heavenly Birthday to one special guy! Rest In Peace
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