Parker Memorial Funeral Home
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM at Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on July 24, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. CSM(Ret) Joyce Glen White, age 94, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within HHT 1st Battalion 108th Armored Cavalry Squardron and was a WWII and Korean War Veteran has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
January 27, 1927 – July 24, 2021
Joyce Glen White,94, of Calhoun City passed from this life at his residence. Born on January 10, 2021 in Toccopola, Mississippi he was a son to the late James Doff White and Bertha Ann May White.
After searching for many years Glen married his sweetheart, Peggy Johnson White, on August 23, 1950.The couple spent a timeless seventy years together abounding with five children, ten grandchildren, and a lifetime of precious memories made along the path of life. Aside from his family life Glen marked his place in history by serving in not only World War II but also the Korean War. After many years of placing his life on the line for his beloved nation’s freedom he retired from the Army National Guard as Sargent Major Glen White. Upon his return to civilian life he spent many years as a salesman for Barringer Chevrolet and later Purina Feeds. Always keeping busy, Glen was longtime member of the Quitman County School board and lifetime member of American Legion Post #4098. After rightfully retiring to enjoy his golden years, he and Peggy found joy in camping especially at their favored site in Mt. View, Arkansas where they cooked annually in the Bean Festival. Glen attended Marks Presbyterian Church where he learned about the wonders of the Lord.
He leaves behind an expansive family to continue making memories along the path of life; two sons: Bobby (Anita) White of Hernando; Stan (Kay) White of Hartsville, Tennessee; three daughters: Shelia (Gerry Fallon) Fancher of Lucedale; Pam (Tony) Parker of Calhoun City; Donna (Glenn) Stafford of Calhoun City; ten grandchildren: JJ “Jennifer” Goehrig, Russell White, Emily (Brian) Carter, Ben (Hailey) Fancher, Rob (Tracy) White, Amber (Ira) Stafford, Katie (Meghan) Parker, Kent (Tori) Stafford, Luke Parker, and Creed Stafford; three sisters: “sis” Genero O’Neal of Horn Lake; Ruby O’Bryant of Calhoun, Louisiana; Shirley Carter of Southaven.
Glen was preceded in death by his loving wife, Peggy Johnson White; parents, James Doff White and Bertha Ann May White; one brother, JD White; five sisters: Christine Hellums, Willie Moore, Inez Bishop, Virgina Bland, and Frankie Fernandez.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM at Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce. The funeral service remembering Glen’s life will take place on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce with Rev. Rob White and Bro. Fletcher Moorman officiating. He will be laid to rest in Marks Cemetery with full military honors.
The family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS. 39703. St. Jude Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or charity of your choice.