Joseph White, Jr., was born to the union of Joseph White, Sr., and Virginia Lee White on November 17, 1947 in South Bend, IN.
Joseph was educated in South Bend Schools and went on to join the United States Army National Guard, where he was discharged in 1982. He continued his service to the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1988. Once Joe was honorably discharged he returned to South Bend and worked for several employers but it was at South Bend Schools where he became the well loved "Mr. White" @ Brown Middle school and at River City Basketball games. Joe loved Notre Dame and worked as a member of their Security Parking Division until he became ill five years ago. Joe was member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, where he attended regularly, even after his illness.
Joe was a loving person and solidified his love with Jeanetta Horton on July 18, 2008. They became foster parents of several children over the years and subsequently adopted four siblings. The children love and honor him with the name of "Pops" and "Popa Joe".
Joe had a great sense of humor and pinned the "White Folks" as their family name and their home as the "White House".
Joe enjoyed reading the bible, his favorite movies out of his enormous DVD collection and daily TV shows: NCIS, DIY, Law and Order and CSI Miami. He loved the NBA season and traveling and cruising with his Mount Carmel family.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, sister; Annette Jenkins and brother; George White, Sr.
Joseph leaves to cherish his memory his wife; Jeanetta White, daughters; Aiyana White both of Granger, IN., Michaela Warnsley of Manhattan, NY, Kathryn (Micah) Byrd and Shannon White, his sons; Richard (Tina) White all of South Bend, IN., Joseph D. White of Elkhart, IN., Durell (Tammy) King, Tijuan, Tyrese, and Jaylen all of Granger, IN., and Damian (Marissa) King of Indianapolis, IN., his sister; Lula Malone, brothers; John (Linda) White, Eddie (Natalie) Brandy, sisters-in-laws; Janice Gates and Mosetta Horton both of South Bend, IN., Shawna Horton of Brownsburg, IN., and Edisto Horton of Baldwin Hills, CA., brother in law; Mose Horton, special brother in law; Willie Jenkins of Climax, MI., 12 grandchildren along with nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with viewing from 10 a.m., to 11:00 a.m., at the church.