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Harold Owen White, 84, of Beckley, formerly of Mullens WV, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 19th, 2018 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV.
He was born on December 19th, 1933, to the late T.R. White and Nora Ann Akers White.
Harold worked for Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 46 years as an Engineer. He served his country in the United States Army as a Paratrooper from 1953 to 1956.
He was a member of the Mullens Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Wanda Yvonne White; sisters, Ethel Backus, Ruth Fisher, and Mildred C. Wingo; brothers, Basil, Earl, and Emory White.
Harold is survived by his daughter Kim White of Beckley who was always by his side; son and daughter-in-law Greg White and Donna Slayton, of Charleston WV; son and daughter-in-law Brad White and Lisa Samples White of Charleston WV; grandson Hunter White; granddaughters Alexa, Bria, and Braelyn White of Charleston. He was also blessed with many nieces and nephews.
Harold White was a loving father, grandfather, and friend to many. He devoted his life to being a wonderful provider for his family. He was a hard worker who set standards for his children through his work ethic while working with the Norfolk & Southern Railroad or any other project he took on. His favorite pastime was spending time with Kim, his family, and grandchildren. He loved watching sports and sharing stories with his friends and family about his long career on the railroad.
Harold had a personal relationship with the Lord and had often discussed this with his family in preparation for joining his wife. He took every opportunity he had to let the people in his life know that they were loved and appreciated.
A tribute to Harold White's life will be held at Calfee Funeral Home, 800 S Oakwood Ave., Beckley WV, on Friday, February 23, 2018. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Roger Adams officiating. Burial service will be held at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley WV 25801.
Published on February 21, 2018
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