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. https://www.alz.org/manh/about_us
. For online condolence, visit: www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel.
Published by Seacoastonline.com from Jul. 14 to Jul. 15, 2021.