By: David Corcoran, Sr.,President, West Virginia Press Association
February 18, 2013
Eric Jon White, age 67, of Acworth, Georgia formerly of Madison, West Virginia died Thursday, February 7, 2013.
Jon was born on October 20, 1945 in Madison, WV. He was the only child of Denver Edmund and Oma (Miller) White. He attended South Charleston High School and graduated in 1963 from Scott High School in Madison and Marshall University in 1970. He taught and coached at Wharton Junior High and Van High School. In 1970 began a 43 year career with National Education Association. He served as executive director of Brevard County (Florida) and Fairfax (Virginia), Midwest and Southeast Regional Director for the NEA. He was passionate supporter of Teachers rights. He loved children and especially babies.
Survivors include: His wife of 46 years, Helen (Wilson) White; four sons, Eric Jon White II of Dallas, GA, David and his wife Shannon of Woodstock, GA, Jason and his wife Benay of Knoxville, TN, and Michael Lee White of Acworth, GA; one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth White of Acworth, GA; grandchildren, Harlow and Hayden White of Knoxville, TN; and a granddaughter Harper he was looking forward to being born in May.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Handley Funeral Home in Danville. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Handley Funeral Home.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.