AKC Mourns the Loss of John D. (Jack) White, 1942-2008

Executive Field Representative Jack White peacefully passed in the quiet early morning on Thursday,...

Executive Field Representative Jack White peacefully passed in the quiet early morning on Thursday, August 14, 2008. His passing was a compassionate release from his determined struggle to survive complications growing out of ongoing medical problems.

His family and his own dogs were the greatest passions in his life. Close behind were his love of the sport of purebred dogs and his job. Jack was with the AKC for six years, where he covered the southwestern portion of the United States and resided in Henderson NV. His experience as a former breeder, handler and judge provided him with the background to do his job very well and was revered by judges, exhibitors and superintendents wherever he worked.

Jack is survived by his loving wife Toni, son John D. White, two Doberman Pinschers, an AKC Staff who will miss him dearly, as well as a host of individuals in the Fancy whom his pleasure was to help.

There will be no public service; the family requests donations in Jack's name be made to the "Make a Wish Foundation."