Theodor Jefferson White, Jr., was born June 10, 1936 at Cherokee the son of Theodor and Joyce Maxine (Fogleman) White, Sr. He attended the Grand Meadow School, graduating in 1954.
On Dec. 25, 1955, Ted married Karol Elaine Grashoff at the Methodist Church in Aurelia. Ted served in the Air Force. Ted worked as an electrician at Wilson's in Cherokee for 25 years, and as a computer programmer at the Pioneer Plant at Aurelia. He enjoyed motorcycles, gardening, bicycling, and watching MASH.
Preceding Ted in death were his parents and one sister, Candace Arnburg.
Survivors include his wife Karol of Cherokee; four children, Teresa (Teri) and her husband Brian Chaffin of Cherokee; Laurel (Laurie) and her husband Randy Davis of Cherokee; Charles (Chuck) and his wife Liz White of Aurelia; and Boyd and his wife Lisa White of Cherokee; ten grandchildren - Nicole and her husband Tim Morgan, Justin Davis, Shannon Chaffin, Michael White, Ryan White, Steven White, Jason Davis, Tyler White, Andrew Chaffin, and Jennifer Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Faith and Carter Morgan; two sisters, Karen and her husband Bill Kimber of Adel and Janis White of Des Moines; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.