DEARING, Ga. - Mr. Merle White, of Dearing, entered into rest Friday, April 25, 2008, at Eisenhower Medical Hospital, Ft. Gordon.
Mr. White was born in Pawnee, Okla., and was the son of the late Roy White and the late Jacqline Williams White. He served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, retired Sgt. 1st Class, served in Civil Service for 16 years. Mr. White was also a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne Division, Army Rangers, Infantry and as a Green Beret. The family said that Mr. White was a true American hero.
He is survived by his wife Margaret Ruth White, Dearing, and four children: Paul Romeo (Julie), N. Augusta, SC, Susan Manuel (Buck), Thomson, Michael S. White (Susan), Martinez, GA and Ruth White Bass (Michael), Thomson, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
At Mr. White's request there will be no service. Friends may call at the residence of Mrs. Margaret Ruth White at 150 Langham Street in Dearing.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.