John Robert White, born November 29 1948 in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Georgia and John White, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Eldon, Missouri.  John is survived by his wife Jenny White.   He is also survived by his daughters, Christina Martin, and husband, Joshua Martin Jessica Cable and Anita Davis (foster daughter) and his grandchildren, Kristin Cable, Austin Cable, Andrea Hammond and husband Tanner Hammond, Kaleb Cable, Sara Cable, and Kylie Martin. Samuel and Pamela White, Tammy and John Stains and other numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

John received a Bachelor of Music Education and worked at multiple schools after graduating, including Norborne School, Eldorado Springs School, Crocker School, and Stover School until he officially retired in 2008, though he returned to work at Stover School part time until 2015. Music was his passion; it filled his home with joy. His students adored him. John’s music groups have won over 130 major awards. His music changed the lives of many and there was rarely a day when he was not playing music in his home, while family visited and grandchildren played. John White will forever be in our hearts and souls and dearly missed each and every moment. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.  The family will welcome friends for visitation from 11:00-1:00 pm prior to services at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Eldon City Cemetery in Eldon, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to a fund established for grandchildren's education. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.