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John Branum White

After a life lived by the motto of “When given the choice to sit it out or dance –
dance!” and a brave year of facing cancer, John (Johnny) Branum White, passed
away on August 19, 2023 with his beautiful bride Elaine (Epps) White by his side.

John was born on March 19, 1952 to mother Patsy Ann (Jenkins) White and father John Allen White who predeceased him. He grew up in Garland, Texas with his
younger brother Jeff to play with and boss around. In 1973, he married his high
school sweetheart, Elaine L. White. Together they raised their six children,
instilling in them such values as, “Life is short, eat dessert first,” and “Leave every
place better than how you found it,” and “If that’s rock n’ roll you’re listening to,
turn it up!”

He and Elaine celebrated their 50 th anniversary on August 18, 2023.
With meticulous attention to detail, John worked as a material scientist specializing
in failure analysis. He loved his family, music, nature, gardening, learning, weight
lifting, data, and protein. He was an attentive listener, friend to many, and a great conversationalist.

John is survived by his wife, six children, four grandchildren, two daughter-in-
laws, as well as his brother, nieces, and nephew.