Melvin "Earl" White
Our precious Earl White went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from Logan Regional Medical Center with his family by his side on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Earl was born October 12, 1928, at Pecks Mill, WV, the youngest of thirteen children born to the late Melvin F. and Lena Mae Perry White.
He received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army on November 14, 1957. He retired from the Chessie System Railroad after 40 years in the car department. He always enjoyed gardening and after retirement he loved to go trout fishing with his wife, Alda. He was a wonderfully kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to all who knew him. To know him was to love him. Earl was a faithful Christian and a member of the Chapmanville Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Bobby Carper. Hie was also preceded in death by his brothers: Hayes, Olaf, Frank, Robert and Arnold White and his sisters: Irma White, Sybil Johnson, Ruth Adkins, Jessie Stevens, Katherine Butcher, Nell Clay, and Hattie Mae Miller.
Earl is survived by his loving wife, Alda Leah Dingess White of over sixty-six years. Additional surviors include two daughters, Sandra (the late Bobby) Carper and Lynn (Danny) Parsons of Henlawson: six grandchildren; Barbie (Johnny Vinson) Charles, Tommy Carper, Steven (Cassie) Parsons, Jason (Renee) Carper, Leah (Wendell) Knight and Nathan (Barbie) Parsons: great grandchildren; Emily, Adam, Austin and Katie Grace Parsons; Reece and Declan Carper; Cailyn, Payden and Calla Knight; and Brennen Lewis. He is also survived by many, many neices, nephews and friends.
Words cannot express the family's appreciation of the love and wonderful care that Dad received from Dr. Satish, Dr. Rad ha, their staff and Dr. Marzouk and all the nurses on forth floor and the CCU. His family will always remember the love and kindness that was shown to him and us during our time of need.
A celebration of his life will be conducted on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 1 :00 p.m. with Brother Johnny Steele officiating at James Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 11 :00 a.m. to 1 :00 p.m. prior to the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of James Funeral Home of Logan.