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Charles Thomas "Tom" White, 81, of rural Veedersburg, Ind., passed away 5:05 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at The Lane House in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Tom was born July 31, 1935, in Hillsboro, Ind., the son of Clyde White and Colistable "Billie" Donham Grimes.
He married Sandra J. Coffman on Jan. 25, 1983, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Surviving family include his wife, Sandy White, Veedersburg; a daughter, Kimberly Zirrillo-Bell (husband, Greg) Noblesville, Ind.; stepson, Sean R. Milbourne (wife, Shyla) New Port Richey, Fla.; a brother, George L. White (wife, Annie); half-brother, Steven Grimes; three granddaughters, Tiffany, Jessica, Heidi; one grandson, Aiden; eight great-grandchildren; and three nephews, George L. White Jr., Curtis White, Bob White.
He is preceded in death by a son, Charles Thomas "Tommy" White Jr.
Tom graduated from Richland Township High School in 1953. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the USS Ajax. He was an over-the-road truck driver, having worked for EL Trevena in Largo Fla., and retired from US Xpress in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Tom enjoyed reading the local newspapers; visiting and having coffee with his friends at the Apple Tree Restaurant. He also leaves behind three furry friends he enjoyed, Garfield, Foo-Man and Tigger.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 19, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg, with military honors provided by American legion Post 288.
Memorial contributions may be given to Hoosier Hooves and Hounds Animal Shelter. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com
Published on April 6, 2017
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