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Lionel "Stan" White
1929 - 2021
J. Verne Wood Funeral Home - Portsmouth
84 Broad Street
Portsmouth, NH
Lionel "Stan" White
Rye - Lionel "Stan" White, 91, of Portsmouth, died peacefully at Evolve at Rye in Rye NH on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
Lionel was born on December 4, 1929, in Lawrenceville VA, the son of James Daniel White and Maude Gertrude (Sampson) White.
Lionel grew up in Baltimore Maryland and enlisted in the USAF in 1950. Soon after he married the love of his life, Leavy Ann Jones in 1951. Lionel's military assignments took him to Montgomery AL, Clovis NM, Washington D.C., Philippines, Plattsburgh NY, Presque Isle ME, Limestone ME, Greece (Crete), Bourne MA, Vietnam and Portsmouth NH. Lionel served his country honorably for 24 years. He was the recipient of many awards and recommendations. Upon retirement he was employed by Path Lab, Inc. He also enrolled in night classes in pursuit of a college degree. Lionel received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1980 from New Hampshire College. Lionel retired from Path Lab in 1994 after 19 years of employment. During his years in Portsmouth, he was an avid bowler and took part in many bowling tournaments and was a coach for many years for the Portsmouth Women's Soft Ball League. He had passion for photography, loved music and mastered the art of completing daily crossword puzzles.
Lionel was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church Portsmouth NH where is served as deacon, trustee, member of the choir and grounds keeper.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Leavy Ann White, daughters Gale White of Dover, Natalie White of Portsmouth, Connie White of North Carolina; grandchildren Anthony Ford of California, James Ford of Portsmouth, Jhanel Kirkendoll of Portsmouth, Stephanie Ford of Connecticut, Damon Doyle and his wife Hannah of North Carolina, and five great-grandchildren Janessa, Gabriel, Sophia, Declan and Malia…………adored family friend Rosella Ruffin of North Carolina.
In addition to his parents and siblings, he was predeceased by his daughter Diane C White.
Lionel will be remembered for his faithfulness to God, his family and country and his love for all mankind.
Our family would like to thank the entire staff at Evolve for their kind and compassionate care.
Services: A time of visitation will be held from 5-7PM on Friday, July 23, 2021, at J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad Street, Portsmouth. A funeral service will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the New Hope Baptist Church, 263 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth. Interment with full military honors will be held privately. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. For online condolence, visit: Arrangements are under the direction and care of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel.
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To Ann and the children, I just learned of Stan's passing today. The Heaven's must have needed a Great Man, because they sure did get one. I was blessed to meet Stan while serving in the United States Air Force. We actually traced each other's assignments over the years from Viet Nam, to Pease, to Plattsburgh, and more. Along the journey I was fortunate to meet his beautiful wife, that's you Ann. A wonderful friendship grew out of that introduction. Stan was always gracious and kind, and had quite a sense of humor. He was a diplomat too. He was able to lower the temperature in difficult situations. I admired him for that. I also remember the spectacular picnics you and he would host for friends and colleagues in your garage for many a summer, oh what a spread they were. I will miss him dearly. Please know that You are in my thoughts during your time of sorrow. Godspeed in your journey into the heavens, dear friend, save us all a place at the table.... ...Until we meet again. Love, Donna Captain Donna L. de Wildt Portsmouth, NH.
Donna de Wildt
September 16, 2021
I knew Stan many years ago from the Old Portsmouth Hospital. He was so friendly with a big smile. May he be in peace and his family treasure their memories. God Bless Kathleen Y Thomson
Kathleen Young Thomson
July 19, 2021
My prayers and thoughts are with the family Rest In Peace Uncle Lionel you will be missed
Priscilla Ann Gantt & family
July 19, 2021
To the White Family: On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss. District #7 Chaplain
Cathy Burns
July 18, 2021
You have my deepest sympathy and my dearest love. I remember well all my visits with you and family, Lionel, and look forward to seeing you again in heaven. Bless your family.
Barbara Prather
July 18, 2021
Stan was such a kind and gentle man. I will forever be grateful for the time I spent with him.
Sara Clark
July 17, 2021
God bless you during your time of sorrow. Brother White was so kind to us. He took our wedding pictures free of charge in 1995. We were and will always be grateful sending much Love
Gloria and Charlie Todaro
July 17, 2021
We are praying for your strength during this difficult time. God be with you.
Howard and Nelline Marie Henson
July 17, 2021
This world has lots of wonderful man my heart is broken but the memory I have of my second father I will always cherish rest in peace love you
Marleen Taylor
July 16, 2021
Sending my sincere condolences to all of the family.
Lori Bettencourt
July 16, 2021
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