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HOF Communicator Tom White passes at 84

08:11 AM 06 Feb 2019 NZDT
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Tom White
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Hall of Fame Communicator Tom White, who kept harness racing in the headlines, and helped put fans in the stands for many years as publicist at The Red Mile, Scioto Downs and the Little Brown Jug/Delaware County Fair, died Monday morning (Feb. 4) at Sayre Christian Village in Lexington, Ky. He was 84. He had been in poor health since suffering a major stroke four years ago.

Thomas Wayne White joined in death his sweetheart of 60 years, Frankie (Frances Thornbury White), where they are surely cheering the University of Kentucky Wildcats at center court or the 50-yard line.

He will be missed dearly by his children, Scott White (Susan) and Marianne Mosley (Gary), and four grandchildren, Caroline and Nathanael White and Emily and Elizabeth Mosley. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Jon White and Mary (Bloxham) White. 

A native of Plymouth, Ind., near South Bend, he grew up rooting for Notre Dame and the Chicago White Sox. However, following a Bear Bryant-led University of Kentucky Sugar Bowl championship in 1951, he traveled south to Lexington’s greener pastures and the University of Kentucky.

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