Walter Perry White

Born in Camden, TN on September 29, 1921

Departed on May 17, 2010 and resided in Nashville, TN

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White, Walter Perry, passed away on May 17, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in 1921 in Camden, Tennessee, he married his childhood sweetheart, Janice Madden White, who pre-deceased him after 56 years of marriage. He served in China with the Flying Tigers, 14th Air Force under General Clare Chennault during World War II and received special recognition both by the Chinese and American Governments and General Chiang Kai-shek as well as specially decorated by Madame Chiang Kai-shek. He was shot down twice and helped back through enemy lines by the Chinese. He returned to Taiwan on many occasions to participate in events to honor the Flying Tigers. Much of his career was spent with the Federal Government, largely with the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. At retirement he was honored for his contributions and the changes that he helped implement. He was honored as a 50 year member as a Master Mason and the Franklin Masonic Lodge will honor him prior to his Service. He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Goldston Michael Goldston and his son John M. White Gigi Certain and a niece, Patricia Weaver. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday 11-1:00. There will be a Masonic service at 12:45 on Wednesday with funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made the The American Cancer Society.

8 Comments to Walter Perry White

  1. Herbert Wilson
    May 18, 2010 12:00 am


    Our prayers are with you and your family. Yur father is a fine gentleman.

  2. chip woody
    May 18, 2010 12:00 am

    John , So sorry to hear about your Dad…if there’s anything i can do , please , let me know & contact me at 615-440-8988 a.s.a.p.
    i want to be there with you brother…love you always…chip

  3. Rick Layne
    May 18, 2010 12:00 am

    John & Charlotte,

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Perry was a great person. He will be missed.


  4. Bill Phillips
    May 18, 2010 12:00 am

    John and Charlotte,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a good man and he, indeed your whole family, always treated me so well. I wish I could make it up to Nashville, but I will be with you in spirit. I am also making a donation to the American Cancer fund in his name. Bill Phillips

  5. Gloria Bankston Reece
    May 18, 2010 12:00 am

    John and Charlotte:

    My father, Ray Bankston, and I would like to offer our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. He was a dear friend to my father for many, many years. My father often spoke of your father’s time in the military and their shared times of hunting. I hope the memories of him will sustain you during this difficult time.

  6. Gita, Sona & Maulik
    May 18, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Charlotte,

    Having experienced our own loss, your family’s loss of your father is even more poignant for all of us. Please know that we are thinking of you, hoping you’ll find strength in your family and comfort in the knowledge of your friends. You and your family remain in our thoughts.

  7. perlie
    May 18, 2010 12:00 am

    John and Charlotte, we extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your wonderful and devoted father. Our prayers are with you and your family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

  8. ed grimes
    May 19, 2010 12:00 am

    John, My prayers are with you and yor family during this time. Take solance in that dad has only out-runned us to our Father’s house. 2 Tim 4:6-8kjv