OBITUARY: Rodney Dale White Sr.


Rodney Dale White, Sr., age 74, of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

A native of Matoaka, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Ralph Glenn and Rosa Lee Sudar White. Rodney was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty McDaniels.

Rodney is survived by his wife of 18 years, Sandra Petersen White; sons, Rodney Dale White, Jr, and Douglas White; daughter, Melissa Danley; stepchildren, Joseph, Daniel, Michael, and Anthony Yost, Lindsey Marrero, and Alicia Yost; brothers, Gerald White, Ralph Wayne White, Jerry White, and Larry White; and several grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday following the visitation with Pastor Paul Chisgar officiating.

Entombment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

An online guestbook for the White family is available at

Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. (615) 459-3254.


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