Regional News

Eric White, Retired Regional Minister obituary

June 7, 2013 Published by Neil Topliffe

Eric White, Michigan Disciples Regional Minister 1966-77, passed away May 30 in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, at 101 years of age. Eric, a native of Scotland, was pastor of Central Christian Church, Grand Rapids, 1957-66. He was born in Carlton, Nottingham, England February 23, 1912. He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Maxwell, Pleasant Hill, TN, two grand children and two great grandchildren.

A time of memorial recognition will be part of the Sunday service June 9 at Pleasant Hill (TN) Community Church. Memorial gifts may be sent to the PHCC Scholarship Fund, 67 Church Drive, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578 (designate on check “Scholarship Fund”). Or make a gift to a favority charity.

Current Regional Minister Eugene James reflected, “When I moved to Detroit in 1971, the Rev. Eric White was our Regional Minister. As I became involved in the ministry of the Region, I found him to be a warm and genuine person, with the heart of a pastor and a love for the Church and the people of God. We are grateful for his ministry of grace in the Michigan Region and pray that God will give peace and comfort to his family.”

Messages of condolence may be sent to Cathy Maxwell at 182 Noya Way, Loudon TN 37774-6943. Or email Cathy at 

See attached for a more complete obituary on the life of Eric.