February 25, 2013


The Oskaloosa Herald

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. — Gene “Shipmate” White, 67, passed away on Feb. 19, 2013.

He was born in Oskaloosa and retired 20-plus years from the U.S. Navy. Mr. White is survived by his loving wife, Sherrill R. White; 3 sons: Charles (Christy) Shelton, Christopher White and Thomas (Leigh) Shelton; 2 daughters: Charlene (SFC Anthony) Greene and Jenette (Kyle) Rausch; a brother, Vernon (Mel) White; a sister, Patricia (Russell) Brownlee; and 12 grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, Fla. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, Fla., with Chappy Robert Lucas and Patricia Lucas officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Please post words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.  

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