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Thomas “Tommy” Nelson White, 74, formerly of Roanoke Rapids, died at his residence in Rocky Mount, Thursday, July 07, 2022.

Tommy was born in Wytheville, VA, September 15, 1947, son to the late Canada and Mary Surratt White. He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and American Legion Post 58 of Rocky Mount. He was a proud Vietnam veteran having served with the United States Army. He was an avid golfer and fisherman and enjoyed these activities especially with his two grandsons.  In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne White and Dean White, also preceding him in death were several in-laws.

Surviving is his wife, Teresa Shadrick White of the home; daughter, Robin White Williams and husband, Shawn, of Apex; brothers, Buford White (wife, Joyce), Rush White, both of Roanoke Rapids; Bruce White (wife, Catherine), of Greenville, NC; sister, Norma White Wright of Roanoke Rapids; grandchildren, Foster Evan Williams, and Cohen Davis Williams. Also surviving is an extensive listing of cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.  

Pastor Chris Aiken will conduct a service of remembrance for Teresa and Tommy White Saturday, July 23, 2022 beginning at 2 pm in the Chapel at Wrenn Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 1pm until service time. Their cremated remains will be buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, NC following the Chapel Service, where Tommy will receive Military Honors.


Due to Special Circumstances Mr White's funeral

has been been changed to July 23, 2022.