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John Leonard White

December 30, 1947 — May 31, 2022


John Leonard White, 74, of Goldston, went to his heavenly home surrounded by his wife and children on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Mr. White was born in Chatham County on December 30, 1947, the son of John Ray and Sara Leonard White.

He was US Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. John retired as a truck driver for Dean Brook Trucking. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Senior Adult Sunday School Class, and served as a Deacon. John enjoyed playing solitaire on the computer, and doing word searches, as well as fishing at the beach. He loved getting to take his grandchildren to the Stockyards. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his brother Randy White, and his infant brother.

John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann Hancock White; daughters, Leslie Witt and husband Jimmy of Broadway, Wendy Perrell and husband Donald of Sanford, Shelby Vedder and husband Ryan of New Hill, Dianna Ritter and husband Chris of Ramseur; brother, Jerry White and wife Barbara of Siler City; 7 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 1:30-3:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 396 NC Hwy 42, Goldston, NC, 27252, and other times at the family home. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Brother Arlen Johnson, and Brother Larry Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the White family.

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