Gerry Leon White, Farmersville native, Army vet, quality control supervisor, enjoyed genealogy

By on May 17, 2017

Gerry Leon White passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Monday, May 1, 2017, after a heroic battle with cancer.

Born on Nov. 25, 1946, in Lancaster, to Elam and Esther White, Gerry grew up with his brother, Charles, in Farmersville.

He was the husband of Christine Cameron White for 25 years. He graduated from Conestoga Valley High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1967, in Bamberg, Germany, in the Second Armored Cavalry, Second Recon Squadron. He was employed in manufacturing as a quality-control supervisor from 1964 to 2008, by various companies including Sperry New Holland (New Holland and Lexington, Nebraska); Progressive Design and Machine; Dorma Door Controls; Lancaster Tool and Machine; Upright Inc.; American AVK; and CMEC, California.

He enjoyed woodworking, genealogy, coin collecting, cooking, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

Gerry is survived by his wife: Christine; brother: Charles and wife Dolly; son: Andrew White and wife Petra; and four daughters: Jenny Durst Saubert and husband Jeff, Stephanie White, Amy Durst Nelms and husband Randy, and Anne Elizabeth (Libby) White Miller and husband Michael. He also has 11 grandchildren: Emma White, Parker Nelms, McKenzie Saubert, Mallorie Saubert, Paige Nelms, Owen Miller, Phoebe White, Sophia Guzman, Bentley Miller, Molly Guzman, and Scarlet Miller.

Graveside services were held in Kingsburg, Calif., on May 9.

In lieu of flowers, he would appreciate that donations be given in his name to the Kingsburg Cancer Volunteers, P.O. Box 26, Kingsburg, CA 93631.

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