Shirley Thomas “Tommy” White, 77, of Cynthiana, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021, at the Hospice of Hope Center in Maysville.
Born in Cynthiana on August 13, 1943, he was a devoted son to the late Shirley White and the late Anna Mae Wilson White.
For 30 years Tommy proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a Master Gunnery Sergeant serving during the Vietnam Era. He went on to become a member of the Marine Corps League in the Don Daly Detachment. He worked as a group leader/ manager at Square D Manufacturing and worked part-time until December 2020 for NAPA. He enjoyed shooting sporting clays with his friends, riding his motorcycle with his wife, along with working and relaxing at his farm. Tommy was a very close friend to the family of Danny Sampson and the family of Franklin R. Sousley. He was instrumental in getting the Franklin R. Sousley Monument at the Elizaville Cemetery as well as the Harrison County Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial at the Courthouse in Cynthiana. He was a faithful attendee of the Flemingsburg First United Methodist Church. Tommy was an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Nicholas County High School, and a Kentucky Colonel.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Carla Doyle White; his mother-in-law, Minnie Doyle; his sisters-in-law, Diane (Doug) Bowling and Miriam (Randy) Ishmael; his brother-in-law, Danny (Sherry) Doyle; his eight nieces and nephews, Erica (Brian) Sapp, Bryan (Amber) Ishmael, Chad (Michele) Bowling, Ben (Kathy) Ishmael, Blake Ishmael, Daniel Doyle, Toby Glover, and Dustyn Doyle. He is also survived by his great nieces and nephews, Kennedy and Kooper Perkins, Emily and Ryder Sapp, Avah Bowling, Brynlee and Tate Ishmael, Karter, Kasen, and Kashton Ishmael; his special aunt, Clois White; his cousin, William Andy Wagoner; along with several extended family members and friends.
Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the Flemingsburg First United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Lambert officiating.
Tommy will be laid to rest in Elizaville Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the David Rankin American Legion Post #257 and the United States Marine Corps Funeral Honor Detail.
Pallbearers include Brian Sapp, Bryan Ishmael, Chad Bowling, Ben Ishmael, Blake Ishmael, Tim Sampson, Mark Sampson. Honorary pallbearers include Lloyd Duncan, Tim Hodges, Carl Bates, Ron Brown, Steve Eades, Stanley Jenkins, William Andy Wagoner, and Marion Waggoner.
Visitation will be 11 a.m., until the hour of service at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the church.
In compliance with state mandate, masks are required for those in attendance of all services.
In place of flowers, please consider a contribution in memory of Tommy to the Flemingsburg First UMC (117 W Main St, Flemingsburg KY 41041) or St. Jude Children’s Research (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105) and/or the charity of one’ s choice.
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