Frayser Francis White II

Bremo Bluff, Virginia


Send Flowers

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.

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. White. In the two years that I came to know him, he was a wonderful man and quite a character! Many prayers and condolences to the White Family - Trich, By the River Restaurant

to frayser white sorry to hear of your loss enjoyed the time knowing and working for the both of you and my thoughts prayers are with you

Allison and family, our thoughts are prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I hope you find peace in remembering all the good times you shared with your dad while he was alive. Love, Tom and Patty Dailey (Greensboro, GA)

I just learned of FF's passing, and am truly broken hearted! He was a great friend of the family, and a truly kind boss! The thought of knowing I'd be able to sit & visit with him again, kept me dreaming of coming home more! There will never, ever be another like him! Please give my love to the entire family! You all will forever remain in my thoughts & prayers!

Allison and family,

I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many fond childhood memories of time spent with you and your family - the ping pong marathons, exploring on the bluff, helping (or so we thought) your grandfather collect money at the drive-in ticket booth, and most of all, lots of fun times together. Your parents were always so generous and kind to me and made me feel like one of the family. Even Stephanie...

It saddened our hearts to hear of the passing of FF & no works can explain the loss we shared when he left so soon. John & F. go back a long time, many memories, good times over the years, they shared so much together - the good, bad & ugly. We always look so forward to seeing him. We are so grateful beyonds words to call him our friend to have him in our life. A golden heart stopped beating-two working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only take the best. We...

Stephanie and family,

May Gods grace and strength abound for you and your family during this time of loss. My entire family had so much admiration for your dad and respected him tremendously. He was a true ambassador to our community and a first class individual in every sense. Our condolences for your loss.

FF's Packard

FF had a wide-ranging intellect and many fascinations, not the least of which included everything automotive. My husband loved driving with him to auto shows and auctions and just "talking cars". We will both miss him immensely.

Mara Scrupe
Daniel Holm

Sherry & I were sad to hear of the passing of your father. He was a great man and your biggest fan! I always enjoyed talking to him on my visits from Florida and seeing the latest car he had restored. He had GREAT taste and a good eye for how things should be. I will miss him a lot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God bless you and keep you close.

Browse Local Newspaper Obituaries