Death of Randolph P. “Whitey” White

Randolph P. “Whitey” White, 94, of Salem, Va., formerly of St. Albans, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va.

He was a son of the late Hansford Edward and Mary Louise White. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ross William White and Randall Edward White and his sisters, Kathryn Sarrett and Margaret Carpenter.

Whitey was a member of Pleasant View Church of God and was retired from Union Carbide Corp. after 41 years of service. He was also an employee of IAN 598 and Bartlett Funeral Home. He was a member of the Junior Mechanics Lodge, No. 123, a 50-year member of Washington Masonic Lodge No. 58 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 79.

Whitey served his country during World War II with the United States Army. Following this effort he married Reba Young, who was the mother of his son, David. Whitey was a devoted husband and father, always knowing what family is all about.

Surviving are his wife of 11 years, Sandra Foit White; his son, David (Diana Lynn) White of Lugoff, S.C.; stepchildren, Todd (Darla) Wilson of Salem, Va. and Catrina M. (Randy) Thompson of Bowling Green, Va.; his nephews, Hank White of Cincinnati, Ohio and Holly White of Scott Depot; his niece, Levonna Upton of Virginia; special grandchildren, Bentley Ryan and Allyson E. Thompson, both of Virginia; and special little friend, Jordan Gearhart of Virginia. Other friends include Delbert Workman and Eblyn Blake, both of St. Albans and Dave Workman of Springfield, Ohio.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans. Burial with military honors and Masonic rites will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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