His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment, Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.
Norton was born April 18, 1918 in Awendaw, South Carolina, son of the late Briton White and the late Margaret Munn White. He was a diesel mechanic and tugboat engineer for Marine Contracting and Towing Company of Charleston for over 50 years. Norton was a charter member and longtime deacon of the Mount Pleasant Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed taking his family on his boat in Charleston harbor and local creeks.
He is survived by his four children, Gene White, Annette Truesdale (John), Ron White (Carol), and Sharon Basha (Mike); eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Livonia, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Dub, and Philip; and four sisters, Julia, Louise, Tony, and Elaine.z
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel College, P.O. Box 129, Franklin Springs, GA, 30639.
[Editor's Comment: Our hearts reach out to Dr. Ron and Carol White, and their family in the death of Ron's father. It is apparent that Norton White lived a long and fruitful life. I wish I could have known him. I am confident he had a lot of stories to tell. I note with great interest that he was a charter member and longtime deacon of the Mount Pleasant Pentecostal Holiness Church. May God bless the legacy of service Norton White has left for others to follow as he followed Jesus Christ.
It is our prayer, Melvine and me, as well as Greg, that God's wonderful grace and the comfort of the Holy Spirit will be your strength in these days.