Thomas “Tommy” Edward White, of Tellico Plains, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his residence. A native of Athens and longtime resident of Tellico Plains, he was the son of the late Bill S. White. He had managed the Broken Arrow Campground in Green Cove for many years.

He was 59 years old.

Preceded in death by: his brother, Bill Q. White.

Survivors include: his mother, Wilma Jean Poteet White, of Athens;

One daughter, Diana French, of Madisonville;

Two sisters, Teania Fennell, of Athens, Deborah Davis, of Athens;

Two grandsons, Sky French, Trevor Cook;

Nephew, Travis Davis, of Athens;

Special friend, Shelia Hooper, of Tellico Plains.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Ziegler Funeral Home.

Funeral services followed at 7 p.m., in the chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Thomas “Tommy” Edward White.