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James (Terry) Terrance White

June 2, 1954 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 65)


James (Terry) Terrance White

 Terry White, Greenwood, Indiana passed away on April 5th, 2020 at the age of 65.  Terry was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 2nd, 1954 to the parents of William and Shirley (Scott) White. He graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School of Overland Park in 1972 and earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Kansas in 1977.  Received a post-graduate paralegal certificate from UMKC in September 1987. 

Terry taught/coached in Randolph, Madison, Lyndon, Garnett and Ottawa, Kansas through his teaching career.  He also served on the Ottawa Planning Commission from 1998-2000. Terry was a member of the Kansas State High School Officials for  40 years of service in Basketball and Football. Terry called play-by-play broadcasts of the Ottawa American Legion baseball team for 10 years. He also umpired at 3 &2 baseball in Overland Park for 10 years.  From 1960-1967 he raced quarter-midgets, and placed 2nd in National Quarter-Midget Championship Races - August 1961. 

Terry worked at Gleason and Doty law firm from 1987-2000 as a paralegal. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Nancy Wilkinson White, daughter, Laurie Tyner, son-in-law David Tyner, granddaughter, Annelise Rose. Terry is survived by 4 brothers,  Dave (Bev) of Overland Park, KS, Larry of St. Louis, MO, Richard (Kristy) of Leawood, KS, and Tim (Rita) of Omaha, NE. He had 3 nephews, Rob, Alec and Jarod and many other family members mourning this loss. A Celebration of Life is tentatively planned for June 6, 2020 at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel in Overland Park, KS.  In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the  Kansas Sports Officials Association Memorial Fund at or to the education fund for Annelise Tyner-granddaughter.  Terry's service will be live streamed on Saturday.  To watch it, go to "This event will be live-streamed" box below then click on " Click here to access the video"




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Celebratory Reception
June 4, 2020

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Johnson County Memorial Gardens ~ Indoor Mausoleum
11200 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66210

Video is available for this event

Celebration of Life
June 6, 2020

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Johnson County Funeral Chapel, Overland Park, KS

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