Obituary for Robert W. "Bob" White
Robert (Bob) W. White, a young 88, passed away on Saturday morning, January 27, 2018 with his daughters by his side at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH after a short illness. He was born August 19, 1929 in Nutter Fort, WV to the late B. Lurty White and Mary Jenkins White. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Joan White. They were married on August 5, 1955. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother Charles White.
He is survived by his two beloved daughters Beverly White of Columbus OH and Tracy White of Bridgeport WV; granddaughters, Amy Spell and her husband Nick of Tiffin, OH and Kelly Rose and her husband Stephen of Pickerington, OH; great grandchildren, Logan Belanger, Jack and Emma Rose, and Luke and Jake Spell; brother-in-law Ron Michael and his wife Linda of Sun Valley, WV. Several cousins, nieces and nephews completed his family.
Bob graduated from Roosevelt Wilson High School in 1947. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1954. A member of Central WV Scientific Association, Bob spent his career with Medical Supply Company from 1958-1994. After retirement, Bob enjoyed many hobbies like singing in his Barbershop Quartet “New Tricks” and with the Clarksburg-Fairmont WV Chapter-The Barbershop Harmony Society of which he was honorary lifetime member. He was an avid WVU Mountaineer fan, especially enjoying football and basketball. Bob was a loyal family man who displayed self-sacrificial love to those close to him. He was a dedicated and devoted husband, father and friend. His unique sense of humor kept those around him on their toes. He was blessed with a group of friends that were close for over 50 years. Bob lived in Bridgeport for 53 years and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. After his wife died, Bob moved to Columbus to be closer to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bob enjoyed his last 5 months with family and traveling to Panama to see his nephew Charles.
Family and Friends will be received at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1766 Milford Street, Clarksburg on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00pm followed by a celebration of life service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Linda Muhly presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus OH.