Archive for Sunday, May 9, 2004

Robert Alvin White

May 9, 2004


Memorial services for Robert Alvin White, 81, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Burial with military honors will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Horton Cemetery.

Mr. White died Friday, May 7, 2004, at the Eudora Nursing Center in Eudora.

He was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Willis, the son of Greeta and Francis White.

Mr. White graduated from Willis High School in 1940 and attended the School of Mines in Golden, Colo., while serving in the Army during World War II. He served combat duty in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was discharged in 1946, after receiving an American Theatre Ribbon and three Bronze Stars.

Mr. White was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers chapter of Owensboro, Ky. He worked as an electrician in Evansville, Ind., and in Lawrence. He also was employed by Buildings and Grounds at Kansas University. He retired from Facilities Operations there in 1984.

Mr. White was president of the Lapidary Club in Evansville. He was a member of the University Dinner Bridge Club and the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Mr. White married Virginia Williams on Jan. 16, 1946, in Horton. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Lonnie and Randall White, both of Lawrence; a daughter, Sheryl Stewart, Phoenix; a sister, Virginia Kelly, Port Clinton, Ohio; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the church or the Visiting Nurses Assn., sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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