Shelbyville Daily Union

April 24, 2014

Dennis J. White

Pettett Funeral Home, Murphysboro, IL
Shelbyville Daily Union

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Dennis J. White

Murphysboro, formerly of Shelbyville

Dennis J. White, 70, formerly of Shelbyville, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2014, in the V.A. Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.

Dennis grew up in Shelbyville, Illinois. He attended Kemper Military School and College in Boonville, MO. Dennis furthered his college at Southwest Missouri State earning a Bachelor of Science. He was proud to serve as First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army 25th Infantry Division, while in Vietnam from 1967 to1968. Dennis loved to garden and enjoyed the outdoors. 

Dennis was preceded in death by his oldest son, Mike Brown.

He leaves behind his parents, James and Wanda White of Shelbyville, IL; his wife of 43 years Brenda (Glasser) White; his children Jeff (Judi) Brown of Toledo, OH, Jim White of Sylvania, OH, and Jennifer (Jon) Sheskey of Fort Wayne, IN; his four grandchildren Jason Brown, Jessica Brown, Cody Sheskey, and Tyler Sheskey; his great grandson Aiden Bryan; and his sister Becky (Merle) Clark of Paris, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro with Rev. Gilbert Gee officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the services will be a private committal services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For more information, please visit

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