Albert Lee White, 88, of Black Mountain went home to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, January 4th, 2013. The family, whom he adored, was by his side and will miss this generous, faithful, compassionate, and loving soul who was an amazing husband, daddy, granddaddy, great-granddaddy, and friend to all.
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He was born in Star, Mississippi as one of 9 children. He is survived by his wife Christeen S. White of Black Mountain, his son Peck White and wife Karen of Roswell, GA, his daughter Germaine Hill and husband David of Black Mountain, 4 grandchildren: Twila Webb and Heidi Hill of Black Mountain and Candice and Russell White of Roswell GA, and 3 great-grandchildren: Hillary Buice and her husband Corey, Alivia Brigman, and Chloe Helton, all of Black Mountain. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Jennifer White.
Al joined the US Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he arrived in Black Mountain as part of his courageous recovery and rehabilitation from tuberculosis. He was a resident of Black Mountain for 64 years where he served his community in many ways. He was a Fireman, Assistant Chief of Police, and retired as the Superintendent of Water Works for the Town of Black Mountain.
Al was a long time, faithful member of First Baptist Church of Black Mountain and actively served the church as a deacon, as well as in many other instrumental roles. He was a Master Mason of the 663 Masonic Lodge.
The family will receive friends Monday, January 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Black Mountain from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made in Al's memory to the Eblen Foundation, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806, or your preferred charity.
The family holds on to the promise of seeing him again in heaven. "Well done, good and faithful servant."
Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals, 828-669-2977, www.harwoodhomeforfunerals.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 6, 2013