J Russell White, 65, August 31, 1956 - September 4, 2021
Russ was raised in Richfield, Ohio, and joined the Air Force in 1979. He loved being a security policeman and was stationed in Germany, Portugal, England, and completed two tours of duty in Saudi Arabia. While in the Air Force he earned several awards and recommendation for his work ethic and attention to details his job required. After retiring from the Air Force, he joined Wayne County Correction Facility in 1995, where he earned the Governor’s Award for Best Correctional Officer in 2010. He continued his career at the Maury Correction Institution until full retirement in 2018.
He enjoyed retirement to its fullest and kept busy researching family history and taking it easy. He also was the secretary and treasurer for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62. JR was always willing to help anyone who needed assistance and was very active in rescuing dogs. He loved to laugh and watch comedic movies.
Russ was preceded in death by parents John J and Jacqueline I White, fur babies: Samuel, George, Oscar, and Gracie. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Resann, sisters: Linda of Florida, Maureen of Ohio, brother Michael of Ohio, and fur babies: Mike, Molly, Abby, and Penny.
You may make a contribution in his honor to Wayne County Animal Advocates-NC PO BOX 10633 Goldsboro, North Carolina, 27532.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 from 2 until 3:30 p.m. with full military honors to follow.
To watch the rendering of Military Honors please follow this link: https://youtu.be/MOz9Xwrx6no
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
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