JACKSONVILLE, FL- John Horton “Johnny” White, born November 20, 1966, died on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 as a result of corona virus. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Horton White.
He is survived by two sons, Johnny and Carl White in Jacksonville Florida, his mother and stepfather, Mary and Skip Ploeger in Washington State, two brothers, Ray (Tracy) White in Chesapeake, VA, and Eddie (Diane) White in Hertford, NC, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Johnny spent his childhood years in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA. He was active in many sports. He loved spending time in West Virginia with his Aunt Jean, Uncle Thomas and his cousins Jerry and Sandra. He lived most of his adult years in Jacksonville, FL where he worked as an HVAC tech as well as other home repair services. He liked helping others, and many times put their needs ahead of his own. He will be missed.
Funeral services will be held at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie, NC at 11 AM on Friday, June 18, 2021 with Pastor Kevin Bettinger officiating. He will be buried next to his father in the family cemetery in Aulander, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 10 AM. There will also be a memorial service in Jacksonville, Florida in early August with a date and time to be determined.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the White family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Johnny was a neighbor of ours and we will miss him dearly. He went out of his way to help us and was kind enough to help us out with our home and yard when we needed it and offered his help on many occasions. He gave each of our kids presents for birthdays and holidays and was a nice and thoughtful person. We intend on planting an avocado tree dedicated to him.
I’m one of Johnny’s cousins. His grandmother Sadie and my mother Velma were sisters. I’m very sorry for your loss. My condolences to his family and you’re in my prayers. Thelbert