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Friday, June 20, 2014

Jeremy "Jeppy" White

Jeremy "Jeppy" White
Jeremy "Jeppy" Francis White, 62, of Sunset Beach, N.C., formerly of Charlotte, N.C., husband of Susan (Brantley), his beloved wife and soulmate, passed after a short, but courageous fight with pancreatic cancer on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster in Charlotte, N.C.

Jeppy was born August 6, 1951 in Meriden, Conn. to Abner and Esther White. He graduated from Platt High School, where he was a very active member in the school band. His love of music led him to the Hartt School of Music where he became an accomplished trombone player. Jeppy went on to have an outstanding career in music, starting with the late R&B legend Cortez Greer. "Jumpin Jeppy White," the energetic trombone player, was a member of the acclaimed beach music band The Catalinas for over 30 years, and most recently he played with the award-winning The Craig Woolard Band. Jeppy loved performing and making people laugh. Most of his gigs were in the Southeast, where he had an impressive following of devoted fans. From the day Jeppy was born, he brought laughter and happiness to all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. His smile was infectious and the world is a better place because he was in it.

Jeppy is survived by his wife Susan (Brantley) White; his sons, Michael (Angela) and Joel (Anya); and his daughter, Liza White, all of whom reside in Charlotte, N.C.; and his daughter, Caroline McKinney (Ryan), of Texas, as well as his seven beloved grandsons, and granddaughter on the way. He also leaves his sister, Nancy Valla, of Wallingford, Conn.; his niece, Melissa Taylor Doyle, of Hartford, Conn.; his friend Diane (Lemmer) White; and many friends and fans. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Sharon White Taylor; and a niece, Tracey Taylor Sipala.

Funeral Services will be held Monday June 9 at 4 p.m., Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Brunswick County Hospice of NC or to The Humane Society.

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