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Gregory Edward White

Sept. 2, 1948 — Nov. 9, 2017

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PETERSBURG, Va. — Gregory Edward White passed away Nov. 9, 2017.  

He was born Sept. 2, 1948 in Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Selby and Elizabeth Boykin White.  

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Juliet DiGiulian White; and daughter, Theresa White Mitchell, husband, Leonard; grandchildren, Sebastian and Calista Mitchell; his brother, Max Fitz-Gerald, and wife, Della; and sister, Brenda Jones; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.  

Greg was a warm, loving and kind man who cared deeply about his family and friends. His sense of humor brought much joy to all of our lives. He always brought light and love to the people he met, and was one of the best of men. A graduate in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech, he was an avid fan of all Hokie sports, especially football. Greg served in the Virginia National Guard and had a very successful 35-year career with the Department of Defense. When he retired, he was serving as the first civilian director of public works and logistics at Fort Lee. He was a proactive manager and a natural leader who knew how to listen to his coworkers.  

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 in the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 4 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to YMCA of Greater Richmond c/o Chester Branch, 3011 W. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831 or The Virginia Tech Foundation, 902 Prices Fork Road, Suite 4500, Blacksburg, VA 24061.  

Arrangements are by JT Morriss Funeral Home, Petersburg, Virginia. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.