Jack Hutchins White, Jr. ’75

Jack Hutchins White, Jr., loving husband and father, passed away on August 9, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family and good friend Kenny Cribb after a yearlong, bravely fought the battle against cancer.

He was born on January 20, 1953, in Kings Mountain, NC, the first child of Jack and Dorcas White. He grew up in Kings Mountain, NC where his father was an attorney and state Senator. Jack was proud of his father’s accomplishments and the bills his father passed in the Senate during the 1960s. His mother was a beloved elementary school teacher in the Kings Mountain school system, teaching 2nd grade for 37 years.

Jack was a Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated with honors from Davidson College and went on to Magdalen College at Oxford University where he received his law degree. Jack also received a second law degree from The University of Virginia.

As a young attorney, Jack began his career at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie and Alexander, a Wall Street Firm, though he chose to work in their Washington, D.C. office. During this time, he met the love of his life, Marianna Florestano, and married her on May 28, 1983.

In 1984, Jack took a leap of faith in his career by making the decision to join Bell Atlantic, which later became Verizon. Jack excelled at Verizon to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Services, Networks, and Technology.

When Jack was in his 30’s, he frequently talked about retiring and in 2010, he was able to enjoy an early retirement due to his success. Jack’s interests then turned to genealogy, conducting extensive research and uncovering an impressive and interesting family tree. He was most proud to discover that he is a direct descendant of six pilgrims who came over on The Mayflower.

Jack received The General Society of The Mayflower Descendants certificate, The Alden Kindred of America, Inc. certificate and The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution certificate. In addition to his genealogy work, Jack was a true Renaissance Man.

Jack is survived by his wife Marianna White, his two sons, Ian and Winston White, his daughter-in-law Lorena White, his father-in-law Ernest Florestano, his sisters Nancy Mauney and Alyson Hall, his nephew Hunter Mauney, and his nieces Jaclyn Mauney and Alyssa Hall.

The family will hold a service to celebrate Jack’s life at Christ Church in Alexandria, VA, date as yet to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please consider making a charitable donation in Jack’s memory to VITAS at VITASCommunityConnection.org.