Frayser Francis "F.F." White II Frayser Francis "F.F." White II, 84, of Bremo Bluff, died on Monday, January 31, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond from complications after heart surgery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Salmon White and Lottie Norvell White; and his wife of 63 years, Gertrude Ranson White.
He is survived by his daughters, Kay W. Jefferies and her husband, Jeff, of New Canton, Virginia, Stephanie W. Armistead and her husband, Joe, of Richmond, Virginia, and Allison W. Unnerstall and her husband, Ron, of Shanghai, China; a son, Frayser White and his wife, Gail, of Charlottesville, Virginia; and five grandchildren, Kathryn Jefferies Kilmon, Frayser "Kip" White, Grant White, Anna Unnerstall and Samuel Unnerstall.
F.F. joined the Merchant Marines during World War II and saw duty in the North Atlantic, the Mediterannean and at the Invasion of Normandy. He was Post Master of Bremo Bluff for over 20 years and in 1953 built the Fork Union Drive-In Theater. He founded Virginia Oil Company in Charlottesville.
F.F. was a member of Grace Episcopal Church where he served a term as treasurer, he was on the Board of Trustees at Fork Union Military Academy and was a Shriner and member of Stone Wall Lodge in Arvonia and Fork Union Lodge 127. Even though he was legally blind for the past ten years, he enjoyed collecting and restoring vintage cars. He will be sadly missed by his dog, Toto and his many friends.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Grace Episcopal Church, in Bremo Bluff, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery Fund, Bremo Bluff, VA 23022 or to the Virginia Voice, P.O. Box 15546, Richmond, Virginia.
Colbert Funeral Home of Bremo Bluff is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.