Percy White was born May 12, 1931 in Perry County, Alabama to Jack and Pearlie White (both deceased). Percy was educated in Marion, Alabama, and Central High School after relocating to Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Percy was united in Holy Matrimony to Marie Moore, March 8, 1952; there were four children born to this union: Pearlene, Percie, Claudia and Ricky.
Percy served his country, spending 2 years in the United States Army. In addition, he was honorably discharged, June 30, 1963, after serving 8 years as a US Army Reservist.
Percy was employed at various companies in and around Fort Wayne, including, Dana, General Electric, and VA Hospital. In addition, he was a self-employed over-the-road Truck Driver for several years. After retirement in 1969, he built, owned and operated P & M Recreation, a neighborhood entertainment center.
Percy leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Pearlene, Percie and Claudia; son, Ricky; Brother-In-Law, Marshall Moore (Ruth Ann), four grandsons, Walter C. Kyles, Courtney A. White, Jeremaine L. Kyles (Michelle), and Eugene D. White; two granddaughters, Precious M. White, and Christina Varney; nine great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Percy was preceded in death by his parents; Jack and Pearlie White; wife, Marie, granddaughter; Arrianna Henderson; four Brothers-In-Law, four Sisters-In-Law, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Percy transitioned at 10:30 AM Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Bethlehem Woods Rehabilitation Facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Measure of A Man
Not how one died, But, how one lived; Not what did one gain, But, what did one give: These are the things that measure the worth of a person, regardless of one's birth. Not what was one's station, But, what is in one's heart. Are we ever ready with a word of good cheer, to bring back a smile, to vanish a tear? Not what was one's church, nor what was one's creed, But, how one befriended those really in need. And how one played God's given part. These are the things that measure the worth of a person regardless of one's birth