Johnny White, 63, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a short illness. Johnny was born in Steele, Missouri to Randle and Mary (Needham) White. The family moved to California when Johnny was 10 and he graduated from Merced High School. He was well known in this area as a cook at Blueberry Hill Restaurant. For the past 35 years he has been a truck driver. After high school he married Mary Joanne Cole and they had a daughter Dawn. They divorced in 1977. In 1980 Johnny fell in love with Bobbie Warren. They have been together ever since. Johnny loved driving his motorcycle and trucks. He enjoyed visiting the coast, and he loved cats and dogs. But, his greatest love was for his family. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Johnny was preceded in death by his father and three brothers: Delmar, Bill, and Charlie White. He is survived by his wife Bobbie Warren, his mother Mary White, his children: Dawn (Richard) McCullough of Merced, Christi Dortch of Delhi, Michael Warren of Delhi, siblings: Debbie (Steven) Starkey of Turlock, G.W. (Opal) White of Chowchilla, Michael White of Oklahoma, and Carol Castelli of Turlock; six grandchildren: Cassandra, Nathan, Nicholas, Reden, Rhiannon, and Raquel; and 2 great-granddaughters: Anabelle and Riley. A Memorial Service for Johnny will be held at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00 pm.
Memorial contributions are suggested for the Humane Society or the S.P.C.A. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.