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Garry D. White

August 10, 1952 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Garry White Obituary

Garry White, 71, went to be with his Savior and Lord on December 3, 2023 at his home.  Garry was born August 10, 1952 to Harry “Joe” and Cleo (Rimbey) White.  Garry accepted Jesus as his Savior at Fayette Baptist Church.  He faithfully served there as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.  He married Sherry (Plogger) White on June 24, 1988 and she survives. 

 They raised their six kids:  Shane (Vicki) White, Toby (Dan) Lorton, Travis (Deanna) White, Rob (Terri) Harr, Ric (Barb) Harr and Gabe (Abby) Roberts and they survive. He adored his grandchildren: Tyler (Kiana), Jordan (Carly), Karley (Lucas), Hannah (Eric), Haley (Cory), Nicholas, Maddie, Tucker, Luke, Brayden, Libby, Sophie, J. D., April, Holly, Kristin, Katelyn, Keeley, Brandon, Jake and Gracie. and great-grandchildren:  Reese, Mason, Grayson, Emma, Brantley, Brooks, Damian and Colson and they survive.  Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Sharon White and nephew, Jimmy (Jamie) White along with many other brothers and sisters-in-law and nephews and nieces.  Garry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Larry White and three infant grandchildren. 

After graduating from Greenfield High School, he proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.  He was employed at IPLA for 32 years.  He later retired from Greene County Rural Water and enjoyed taking care of the campgrounds at Greenfield Rives Lake where he made many good friends.  Garry followed God’s lead and founded Top of the Hill Ministries where he led and encouraged many in their walk with God.  He influenced many athletes for 33 years in the community through coaching baseball, basketball, football and trapshooting.  He would share many stories of how he enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends.  He was a great inspiration to his wife, kids, grandkids and all were blessed to know him. 

At his request, cremation rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held Saturday, December 9, from 9 am until time of the memorial service at 12 pm at the Greenfield Elementary School Gymnasium. Please enter the front east doors if you plan to attend. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield Tiger Backers, the Tiger Trapshooting Team, or BJC Hospice in Greene County.  The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Please leave a memory or condolence at shields-bishopfh.com

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 9, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Greenfield Elementary Gymnasium
115 Prairie Street
Greenfield, IL 62044

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 9, 2023

12:00 PM
Greenfield Elementary Gymnasium
115 Prairie Street
Greenfield, IL 62044

Donations

Greenfield Tiger Backers Booster Club
607 Sycamore, Greenfield IL 62044

Greenfield Tiger Trap Shooting Team
501 East Street, Greenfield IL 62044

BJC Hospice
330 5th Street, Carrollton IL 62016

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