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John W. White

September 26, 1934 — April 22, 2009

John W. "Big John" White, 74, passed away at home in Seaford, DE on April 22, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family. He was the son of Ralph S and Pearl (Clark) White, born September 27, 1934 in Louisville, KY. John worked for Flour Daniels Construction Co. John spent 6 months in North Port and 6 months in Seaford, and worked part-time at Publix Supermarkets after his retirement. John will be greatly missed by his son, John (Marie) White of Gaston, SC; daughters, Pamela (Richard) Adams of North Port; Cynthia (Mark) Bowman of Port Charlotte, and Jonna Marie (Kevin) English of Seaford, DE; brothers, Arther L. White of Louisville, KY, Joseph A.. White of Marietta, GA, Rev. Joseph Patrick Rhodes of Conyers, GA; sister, Alice Rhodes Mudd of Mt. Washington, KY; grandchildren, Andrew T. White, BreAnna Reeves, Jamie Canfield, Tyler Canfield, Jonathan Canfield, John Reeves, and Kelsy Jo Bowman; great-grandchildren, Dominick White and Will White; 3 nieces, 19 nephews, and countless other family and friends who loved and admired him. John was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Mary S. White; father, Ralph S. White, step-father, Joseph Rhodes; mother, Sarah Clark; and brother, Edwin Rhodes. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. The service in celebration of John's life will be at Noon Wednesday at the funeral home. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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