Edward L. “Ed” White Jr.
Edward L. “Ed” White Jr., 59, of Delaware passed away Wednesday morning (May 30, 2012) at home following an extended illness.
He was born on Jan. 13, 1953, in Columbus to the late Edward L. White Sr. and Phyllis (Cranford) Cooper of Columbus. A member of the South High School band and track team, he graduated from South in 1971 and then attended Columbus Technical School. Upon graduation from the Ohio State Patrol Academy, his first trooper assignment was to the Lima Post, after which he was transferred to the Delaware Post, where he earned the nick name “Fast Eddy.” He retired from the Delaware Post in 2002 and then worked nine years as a probation officer for the City of Delaware.
Positive until the very end, he was described as the perfect man, forever loving and kind. He was easy to please and well-liked by everyone. Never a harsh word spoken, he always looked for the positive, even making you laugh in the midst of tears. He constantly shared the attitude of picking your battles and to keep the sunny side up.
A member of Grace Baptist Church, he received an award by the City of Delaware for his positive thinking. He loved music and was a guitar player and member of the blues band “Prime Time.”
Ed was happiest playing music and surrounded by his family. He will be remembered for his loving ways. As he would express it “I would be remiss in my duties if I did not tell you … that I loved life.”
In addition to his mother, he is also survived by wife, Paulette (Simpson); children, Bette Davis of Delaware, Edward L. (Josephine) White III of Pataskala and Bryan K. (Tiffany) White of Columbus; grandchildren, Brandon, Bryson, Kobe, Halle, Brittany and Micah; brother, John White; sister, Dawn White; nephew, Oliver; and great-nephew, Julian; mother-in-law, Lillie Ervin; as well as a host of extended family and a immense circle of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Baptist Church, 3744 Ohio 37W, Delaware, with Dr. Corey Bane officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions can be made to his family to help with expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.