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Wayne Thomas White

December 18, 1937 March 9, 2020
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Obituary for Wayne Thomas White

Wayne Thomas White, a longtime resident of Royal Oak, passed away peacefully March 9, 2020, with his family at his bedside. He was 82 years old.

Born December 18, 1937, in Highland Park, he was the only child of Harvey and Marie White. Wayne grew up in Hazel Park, where the father served as Chief of Police. At 17, he left high school in order to join the United States Air Force, where he became a Staff Sergeant. After his Air Force career, he joined the Royal Oak Police Department, where he proudly served for 28 years. He retired from the Police Force in 1988 but stayed on with the City of Royal Oak as an officer of the court for another 11 years.

Wayne was Past-President of the Police Officers Association and FOP Lodge 130. He was also an active and dedicated member of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Birmingham. Wayne will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Wayne is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Jane, and his children, Michele (Mike) McCabe, Greg (Lesa) White, Mike (Mary) White, and Angie (Shaun) Owens. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Kayla, Brianna, Bridget, Savannah, Andrew, Hunter, Madyson, Lexi, and Sierra, and 8 great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Zachary, Juliana, Charley, Evie, Mason, Declan, and Liam. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Marie.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday, March 12th at 12noon. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 10am. Interment in Great Lake National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.

Memorials appreciated to the American Heart Association, 27777 Franklin Rd #1150, Southfield, Michigan 48034.

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