Theodore "Teddy" Alexander White Jr.


Teddy White, age 67, went Home to the Lord on Sunday, May 28, 2023, surrounded by his family. 

Teddy worked for the DOT and the Town of Southern Pines for 28 years, where he retired in 2014. He was an avid musician, specializing on the mandolin. Teddy enjoyed playing bluegrass and gospel music with his many friends. He also loved going camping with his wife and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, T. A. White, Sr, his mother, Lillian Ussery White, his sister Wanda Cummings, and brother-in-law Jerry Lefler. 

He is survived by his loving wife Jane White of Robbins, his daughter Cassie King and her husband Brandon of Aberdeen, his sisters Gloria Lefler of Mt. Gilead and Barbara White of Carthage, and several loving nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Middle Cross Baptist Church in West End, NC on June 17, 2023, 2-5pm. 

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the White family.

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  1. Was sorry to hear of his passing!! Prayers for his family!! Read John chapter 14!!

  2. I have known Teddy since tha late 70’s when I worked with him at DOT. Went on to keep up with him as we were both from Carthage. He did yard work for my Mom and she loved him and thought the world of him. Throughout all the years I never lost touch with Teddy and his family. The last time I saw Teddy was less than a year ago when he was in his element – playing music at a benefit for Haiti. Thoughts and prayers for all his family/friends. He will long be remembered .

  3. Jane and family so sad to hear of this loss. Our prayers for you and your loved ones.

  4. Praying for you Jane and sorry for your loss.always enjoyed listening to Teddy and band playing at Clydes music barn.🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. Jane,
    So sorry to hear of Teddy’s passing but rejoice in knowing he is free from pain; safe in the arms of Jesus.
    May you feel all the love and support from your family and friends.
    Look only to the Lord Jesus Christ for comfort.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Teddy. May God give you comfort and peace.

    • I am sorry to hear of Teddy’s passing. I have great memories of him when we worked together at DOT. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. Sorry your loss . Teddy was a good guy and I work at Southern Pines PD when he was working for the Town.

  8. He helped move out camper Was always willing to give a helping hand Loved his music Prayers for family

  9. May the Peace and Comfort of God’s live be with all the family! Your West Virginia family loves you Cassie!

  10. Jane, Cassie and other family, I’m so very sorry for your loss! I’ve known Teddy for as long as I can remember and he was one of the finest men I’ve ever known. He was a wonderful friend and amazing musician. I remember him and Catherine “Cat”, Butch and others playing and singing when we’d gather down at Cat and Henry’s house so many years ago, I’ll always cherish the memories of those times our families spent together and those after he met and married sweet Jane whom he loved dearly and I love her too. Too much too say but I know Teddy is in a new body free of pain and suffering and celebrating with all those loved ones who’ve gone on to heaven before. My heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers go to Jane, Cassie and his other family as well. ❤️❤️🥰🥰🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  11. To all of Teddy’s family I will be praying and so sorry for your loss. To Barbara and Gloria much love and sympathy. I know he will be greatly missed. I love you ladies and may God’s blessings be with you all. All our love and prayers. Richard and Alma Blake

  12. I have played music with Teddy for the better part of 30 years. Not only one of the finest musicians I’ve ever seen, but an even better person. I can’t put into words just how much I’m going to miss him. He always had time to help anybody he could when needed. So many fundraisers for good causes, never once turned down a chance to help someone out. Jane, we Love Y’all so much! Will be praying for you! Jeff Medlin

    • Jane and all family we are praying for you all for God to give you peace and comfort. Rely on him for strength. For he is a good God and he knows our every need. Teddy was so kind to all. He was a great musician and we always enjoyed his talent. He’s rejoicing in Heaven now with a new body and no more pain. Thank you Lord for your promises. One day we’ll have a reunion. Love you Jane and family.

  13. So sorry to hear of Teddy’s passing. Much love and prayers for his family. He will be truly missed.

  14. Heaven just added a great musician to the Choir. I have known and enjoyed playing music with Teddy for many years. He was honest, loyal and a great friend, whom will be missed. JR Hill

  15. Jane and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers! Teddy was one of a kind and we will sure miss seeing him and sharing some laughs!

  16. I’ve known Teddy for 50+ years. He was a GREAT musician, friend and man. Loved being around him. Have played music with him years ago. Know most of his family. We all will miss him, but he’s in a BETTER place now. Praying for the family to have strength to weather this storm. God Bless you all.

  17. Jane and family , so sorry for your loss , prayers for you Jane and all the family

  18. Jane and family
    I am so sorry to hear about Teddy. I am thinking of you and praying for you.

  19. Jane and family, I was shocked to read of Teddys passing. I only knew him through my husband Danny as they had played music together and Danny always spoke highly of his musical talent. When Danny was in the hospital the last time Teddy took the time to come and spend an hour or so with him and reminisce. I’ll sure they are in heaven now in Gods presence playing and singing the gospel sounds!
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God will give you the strength to get through and you have all the wonderful and amazing memories of a very special man! Continued prayers… Debbie Thomas Coleman 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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