Elmer Lee White
Elmer Lee White, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at MHP Medical Center.
Born February 19, 1930 in Shelby County, he was the son of Henry Eli White and Ella Deborah (Macy) White.
He married Phyllis Jean (Krammes) White on August 11, 1957 and she survives.
Other survivors include daughter- Lisa Evans-Powers (husband Mark) of Sheridan; grandchildren Sara Akles (husband Jon),
Ryan Evans (wife Michaela), and Kari Evans; great grandchildren Tucker Akles and Melanie Akles; he is also survived by
several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Thomas Franklin White, and sister
Mary Warnell Winslow.
Mr. White was a lifetime resident of this area, and graduated from Manilla High School in 1947. He was co-owner of
Rays Crossing Grain Company for 30 years retiring in 2000. He attended the former Manilla Christian Church and was a veteran
of the US Army and served during the Korean War.
Lee enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. He was a very devoted husband and his family
was the center of his life.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Monday, January 15, 2018, at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos
Road, with visitation there Monday from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Rev Jerri Cadwallader will officiate.
Burial will be in Manilla Cemetery. A graveside military service will be conducted by a local veterans organization.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
My sympathies for your loss. I have fond memories of going to the Rays Crossing Grain elevator with my father Howard Wilson and how kind Lee and Tom always were.
My sympathies for your loss. Lee was so kind and a good friend to my dad, Howard Wilson. I have fond memories of visiting the Rays Crossing Grain Elevator.
We are so sorry to hear this. My dad and Lee were great friends. You al are in our thoughts & prayers!