Howard "Jeff" White Jr.

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Howard “Jeff” White Jr age 83 of New Tazewell, TN Formerly of Pinsonfork, KY. Jeff was born May 26, 1934 in Hico, WVA and passed away peacefully at his home on Friday March 2, 2018. Jeff was saved at an early age and was a member of Clifty Methodist Church. He last attended Riley Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. Jeff Worked for many years with Eastern Coal Company in Kentucky. He was an avid Fisherman and a member of the Claiborne-Norris Bass Club. Jeff was a devoted husband, father , grandfather and great grandfather. He spent much of his time before his illness traveling to football and baseball games cheering on grandsons; Kenneth , Dustin and niece Candace. Jeff was preceded in death by his wife; Helen May White, parents; Howard and Mary White , brother; Jake White, sister; Shirley Flanagan and special son-in-law, Bill Lakins. Jeff is survived by his daughters: Rebecca (Becky)Lakins Patricia (Patty) White Grandsons: Kenneth (Wendy) Holt Dustin Lakins Great Grandchildren: Jeffrey Holt, Christopher Holt and Lorali Lakins Brother: Jack and Ginny White Sister-in-law: Helen White Brother –in-law: Bob Flanagan And a host of nieces , nephews , relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Sunday March 4th from 3-6pm at the Coffey Funeral Home chapel in New Tazewell with funeral service to follow at 6pm . Pastor Kendell Walker officiating with Matt Goodman Reading the obituary , music by Riley Memorial and Janice Derreberry. Pallbearers : Gary Brooks, Allen Holt, Eddie Parker, Tim Imber, Jody Lambert, Billy Davidson, Matt Goodman, Danny Jennings Honorary Pallbearers: Eddie Bullen and The Claiborne –Norris Bass Club Members Visitation in West Virginia will be Tuesday March 6th from 12noon until 1pm at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted West Virginia. Graveside service will follow at 2pm in the White Family Cemetery in Hico West Virginia . Coffey Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements for more information


  • visiation Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Funeral Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Graveside Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Howard "Jeff" White Jr.

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Albert (Willie) Smith

March 28, 2018

Linda and Becky my condolences on Jeff's passing. I was doing a little research on when I ran across the obituary. I have lots of very fond memories of Jeff - he was very special. I always looked up to him and was always glad to see him. I know my dad had a special place in his heart for Jeff also - they were like two peas in a pod. I'll never forget the time he and Helen May drove in to Aunt Ginny's in their brand new Edsel - all the men teased him so bad. I remember laughing so hard. I've lost track of your addresses and phone numbers so I can't call, but if you want you can reach me as follows:
Phone - (585) 259-8102; Email -; US mail: 3334 Gildersleeve Rd., Marion, NY 14505. Best wishes to both your families.

Kelli Courtney

March 5, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Dustin you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margaret Seals Bull

March 4, 2018

To all of the White family: May the peace and love of God be with each of you during this time of grief, especially the Lakins family . With deepest sympathy. Margaret Seals Bull & family