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Ernest (Gene) White

September 7, 1923 May 18, 2014
Ernest (Gene) White
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Obituary for Ernest (Gene) White

Ernest Eugene (Gene) White, 90, devoted husband of 68 years to Bobby Jean Brandenburg White, died on May 18, 2014 at his home. He was born in Lothair, Perry County, Kentucky on September 7, 1923, the son of Harlan H. and Bertha Mae York White. He was a veteran of WWII, serving his country in the 600th Squadron of the 398th Heavy Bombardment Group in the 8th Air Force of the U.S. Army Air Corp and was the recipient of six Bronze Stars for meritorious service in the European Theatre of Operation. He was retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot where he was Captain of Security. He was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 79, and the Irvine Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred (Marie) White and his sister, Delores Faye (Tommy) Harris. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jane (Gordon) Wilson, Irvine, and a son, Anthony (Paula) White, Berea; six grandchildren, Angela (Gerald) Flynn, Irvine, Julie (Kevin) Richardson, Irvine, Rebecca Fowler, Irvine, four great, great grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine Bush, Lothair, and one brother, Harlan (Elaine) White, Jr., Lexington; special family friend, Susan Hawkins, Irvine; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with a memorial service conducted at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m. with Anthony White, Joseph White, and Greg McClellan officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Estill County Food Bank, Hospice or a charity of your choice.

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