James "Red" White

August 8, 1957 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

James White Obituary

Mr. James David “Red” White, age 66, of Marion, Illinois; passed away at 10:25 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2023, at his home.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton, with Pastor Tod Parchman officiating. Family and friends should go directly to the cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

James was born on August 8, 1957, in Benton, the son of James A. White and Mary Pauline (Slayton) White.

He formerly worked with Orpack-Stone Container as a taper for 26 years until its closure. He was a member of the South Point Church of God of West Frankfort, Illinois.

James enjoyed going for drives, being at the lake fishing and for cookouts, playing Rummy, watching television, and playing BINGO at the Zeigler Eagles.

Surviving is his life partner Teresa Hart of Marion, Illinois; two daughters: Jamie White of DuQuoin, Illinois, Rhiannon Hart of Marion, Illinois; three grandchildren: Natalie Purdy, Paige Burgess, Emma Triplett; three sisters: Catherine Wiggs and husband Charles of Benton, Illinois, Madeline “Carol” Vandom and husband Buddy of Benton, Illinois, Teresa Avants and Rick Alsip of West Frankfort, Illinois; a brother Thomas Lynn White of Benton, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Amy White, a son James Allen White (Hart), a brother Charles Allen White.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Point Church of God and will be accepted at the graveside service on Tuesday.

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Graveside Service
January 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery
12470 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812


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