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William "Bill" White

October 31, 1935 ~ September 7, 2019 (age 83)

Obituary

On September 7, 2019, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ welcomed home to heaven William “Bill” White, to reunite with his beloved wife Elaine, and his heavenly father.

William was born on Thursday, October 31, 1935 in Ogden, Utah to Albert Moroni White and Ellen Maureen (Johansen) White. He attended and graduated from Davis High, Kaysville, Utah. He resided in Utah until 1954 when he entered the United States Navy where he proudly served his country. After serving his country, he resided in California where he met his eternal partner, Elaine Podoll. They were married on May 12, 1967 in Hawthorne, NV. The couple moved to West Plains, MO in 1969 where they raised their three wonderful children. In 1970, Bill founded White Electrical Service and remained active as a contractor until 2000 when he retired. Bill also served as a City Councilman in West Plains, MO. As an Eagle Scout he enjoyed many years of service in adulthood as a leader in The Boy Scouts of America.

In 2004 upon their retirement, Bill and Elaine moved to Steelville, MO where their youngest daughter Dailene Forbes and her family resided. He enjoyed his retirement visiting with friends and attending Steelville Cardinal sporting events. He was always passionate about his love for our country and our military. He lived out his final two years as a proud resident of the Missouri Veterans Home in St James, MO.

Bill was a lifelong devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served his Savior in many positions over the decades.

He is survived by three children who love him dearly and will miss him forever, Dailene Forbes and husband Keith Forbes of Steelville, MO, Brian White and wife Joanne White of West Plains, MO, and Cyndi McGrath and husband Mike McGrath of Navarre, FL; one sister, Fern (Hugh) Larson of Sequol, CA; six grandchildren, Kaitlynne Forbes (William Korte) of Steelville, MO, Alyssa Forbes of Los Angeles, CA, Brittany Paige (Jacob) Lee of Rogersville, MO, Andrew White of Kansas City, MO, Ashley (Jason) Hirschfeld of Navarre, FL and Chelsea (Michael) Mayo of Navarre, FL; four great grandchildren, Jaxon and Teagan Hirschfeld of Navarre, FL and Carson and Audrey Mayo of Navarre, FL; other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his eternal love, Elaine White; his parents, Albert Moroni White and Ellen Maureen White; three brothers, Harold White, Marvin Kent White and Dean White.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Dr. Robert Jones officiating. Burial at Cherry Valley Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions were suggested to Missouri Veterans Home, 620 N. Jefferson , St. James, MO 65559.

Arrangements under the care of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Visitation

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 17, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hutson Funeral Home
601 West Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 18, 2019

10:00 AM
Hutson Funeral Home
601 West Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Military Honors
Wednesday
September 18, 2019

3:09 PM
Cherry Valley Cemetery

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