Dr. Harold Lee White, 82, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Saturday, March 21, following an extended illness.
He was a former pastor of Sharon Baptist Church and Salem Baptist Church in Knoxville. He also served as pastor of First Baptist Church in McMinnville for 25 years and First Baptist Church, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for seven years. He served as evangelist on several Baptist mission trips, including South Korea, Philippines, and Venezuela; convention speaker for 24th annual Mindanao Convention of Southern Baptist Churches in the Philippines; served on the executive board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and Committee on Boards in Nashville; conducted extensive counseling countywide during tenure at First Baptist Church in McMinnville; chaplain of the Day of State of Tennessee the Senate; former Chaplain Jupiter, Florida Police Department.
Following retirement in 1999, Dr. White remained active in several interim pastor positions at churches in West Palm Beach; designed and published four Internet websites consisting of hundreds of his sermons which were inspired by God and made available free to pastors throughout the world. Dr. White was a graduate of Texas Wesleyan College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and earned a doctor of ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Evansville, Ind., and served on their board of reference.
He was preceded in death by mother, Ida Rines White and father, Hubert White.
He is survived by wife of 60 years, Patricia Nash White; daughter, Mista Siagel; son Devin White and wife, Monty; granddaughters, Skylar and Seaira Siagel; grandsons, Cage, Cruise, and Coda White; several cousins.
Private graveside service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Gray officiating. Condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements are by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
Information courtesy of High Funeral Home.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 1, 2015