Katherine  White


Katherine White, 87, of Fairfield Glade, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1931, in Hillsboro, TN, daughter of the late Luther Lee Wilson and Eula (Watson) Wilson.
Katherine worked for the Air Force for 30 years, including time in Japan before retiring in 1987. She earned many awards for her work in support of the mission at Arnold Air Force Base, ultimately concluding her career as secretary to the center commander.
She and her late husband, Dempsey "Whitey" White, were avid square dancers and enjoyed time on the lakes near her hometown of Tullahoma. In retirement, they enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with their grandchildren. Katherine and her husband also were charter members of the Christ Lutheran Church congregation in Fairfield Glade.
Katherine is survived by her son, Andrew White (Jona); daughter, Angela White Ellis (Ralph); grandchildren, Meredith White Strauss (Brian), Nathan White, Carter White, Lauren White, Abigail Ellis and Samuel Ellis; and great-grandchildren, Shea Straus and Patten Strauss.
In addition to her parents, Katherine is preceded in death by her husband, Dempsey Walton White; and sisters, Betty Wilson and Wanda Wilson.
Memorial services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jenny Barnes officiating. Interment in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma at 3:30 p.m.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
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Lacey Goodrum
Aug 14, 2019
Please accept my condolences on the loss of you mother. I know it is never easy to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.