Jerry W. White was born in Roane County in 1952 and graduated from Oliver Springs High School in 1970. One year later at the age of 19, White married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Daniels White. Forty-seven years later, The Whites are proud of their daughter and two sons, Kristy, Korey, Kasey, their spouses, and all eight grandkids.
The same year the Whites were wed, Jerry joined the military Tennessee National Guard. White served 6 years and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1977. In the late ‘70s, Mr. White worked as a Chemical Operator for the West Coal Company, processing coal for area nuclear plants. Less than a decade later White was granted Q-Clearance and begin serving at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge as a Security Police Officer until he retired 25 years later. He began a new career working as an Engineering Tech for United States Enrichment Corporation at K-25. In 2012 White began working as a Security Officer working Criminal and Circuit Courts for Roane County.
White is currently the President of the Oliver Springs Historical Society and serves on the Board of Directors and is involved in restoring the 100-year-old Abston Garage into a museum archive office and event center. He serves as Choir Director at Mount Vernal Independent Baptist Church and in Early 2018 White was selected to participate in the Roane Leadership Class of 2019. White is eager to put his education, professional experiences, and involvement with Roane County Government to work for the good people of Roane County.