Lonnie White

ZEIGLER - Lonnie Eugene White, 84, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Herrin Hospital.

Lonnie was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Benton to Lloyd and Anna (Burress) White.

He married Charlotte (Gilmore) Swalls Oct. 2, 1999, in Herrin. She survives in Zeigler.

Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Clancy and Kristy White of Du Quoin, Mike and Dawn White of Troy, Mo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ruth and Joe Teel of West Frankfort, and Brenda and Scott Gross of Bellflower, Mo.; a stepson, Keith Swalls of Calahan, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Maria (Kevin) Nix of Royalton, Lori (Joe) Hargraves of Zeigler; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His parents; two brothers, Charles and Lloyd White and an infant sister, Jewel, preceded him in death.

Mr. White was a member of the St. Andrews Church in Christopher.

He was a Navy Veteran of World War II who served on the U.S.S. Andromeda, AKA 15 and a was member the VFW in Marion. He was a retired journeyman electrician who worked out of the IEBW Local Union 702 in West Frankfort.

Funeral Mass for Mr. White will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, in St. Andrews Catholic Church in Christopher, with Father Peter Balili officiating. Burial with military honors, courtesy of the Zeigler and Orient American Legions, West Frankfort VFW and Marion National Guard Flag Detail, will be in Sacred Heart-St. Aloysius Cemetery west of Zeigler. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, are suggested to the St. Andrews Catholic Church, 412 S. Washington St., Christopher, IL 62822, or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.

For more information and to sign the online register book, visit www.vantreasefuneralhome.com.

Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Mar. 8, 2013