Edward L. White, of Tellico Plains, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home, while surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Charles and Marie White. Ed was a longtime member of Unicoi Baptist Church. He was a beloved sewing machine mechanic and car detailer in the Monroe County area.

He was 78 years old.

Survivors include: his wife of 57 years, Ruth White;

Sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Letitia “Tish” White of Etowah, Greg and Violet White of Tellico Plains;

Grandchildren, Andrew, Ethan and Brandon White;

Great-grandson, Mikiah White;

Siblings and spouses, Gene and Delsie White, Jennevlyn Ramey and Paulette and Tommy Nix;

Several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Myers Funeral Home. The funeral service followed at 8 p.m. in Myers Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Prock officiating. Family and friends assembled at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Myers Funeral Home, and proceeded to Unicoi Cemetery for the 11 a.m. committal service. Andrew, Ethan, Brandon and Jeff White, Scott and Charlie Phillips, Carl and Glenn Williams served as pallbearers.

Myers Funeral Home of Tellico Plains is in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry on our website at www.myersfuneralhometn.com