Joseph J. White, 78, of Cowden died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday (February 6, 2011) in the Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden. Visitation will be one hour before service time. Burial will be in Hubbartt Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

He was born October 27, 1932 in Shelbyville the son of James and Laura (Baldwin) White. He married Freda Mae Black September 25, 1974 in Effingham.

He served in the US Army for seventeen years.

Surviving are his wife Freda; children, Beth Carsell of Shelbyville, Amy Curtis of Mode and Joey White of Cowden; brother, Richard White of Beecher City; sister Rosie Enlow of Brownstown; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.