Robert William White (1938 - 2015)

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Robert William White, 77, Clarington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1938, in Dixonville, he was a son of the late William James and Rachael Millicent Claypool White.
Robert married Patricia Scott on Dec. 6, 2001. She survives. Robert and Patricia were a devoted couple. Patricia selflessly remained by his side comforting him throughout his illness.
Robert was quite an active man, both in his community and personal life. Active in the community, Robert was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Brookville. He was also an accomplished woodworker and built the White Havens Campground in 1995. In his personal life, Robert cherished spending time with his family and boasted 11 grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He also enjoyed the outdoors and especially liked hunting, fishing, and traveling on his boat, "Pappy's Pride".
As an accomplished woodworker, Robert was a general contractor for a number of years. He also worked in Butler at the Pullman Standard Car Works for 27 years.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Patricia; two sons, Robert White Jr. of Elderton and Frederick White and his wife, Sherry, of Worthington; four daughters: Donna Pistorius and her husband, Joseph, of Pertolia; Anne Glaven and her husband, Michael Hardy, of Rhode Island; Deborah Favreau and her husband, Scott of Wrentham, Mass.; and Laura Williams and her husband, Michael, also of Wrentaham, Mass.; two brothers, Mervin White and his wife, Cindy, of North Jackson, Ohio; and Kermit White of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Gale Bowser and her husband, Richard, of Slatelick; and Phyllis Cousins of Fredericksburg, Va. Robert is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Robert John, Samantha, Joseph, Charee, Elizabeth, Scott, Hannah, Abigail, Kathryn, Caroline and Christian.
He was also preceded in death by a son, William "Billy" James White.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Holy Trinity Episcopalian Church in Brookville, officiated by Pastor Melinda Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. White's memory to the Clarion Cancer Center or the Clarion Forest Visiting Nurses Association.
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Published in The Courier Express from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2015