Roy E. White

Roy E. White

Roy passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born May 19, 1941 in Tyronza, Arkansas, the son of Benjamin and Myrtle (Qualls) White. Roy proudly served his country in the US Army. For over 30 years he had worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at Rieth-Riley Construction and had worked for 5 years at Kenworth retiring in 2016.

In his spare time Roy enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, gardening, camping, working around his house and yard, raising chickens, driving trucks and following NASCAR especially Bill Elliott. Most of all Roy loved spending time with his family and giving golf cart rides to his grandchildren and his best friend Dixie his beloved lab. Roy attended the Shelbyville United Methodist Church. On November 3, 1962 he married Nancy Schultz who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Shawna (Tod) Steele of Kalamazoo, David (Laurie) White of Hickory Corners, Patty (Steve) Hover of Plainwell and Stacy (Jeff Laylon) Simpson of Plainwell; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Ann Vaughn, Christine Grant, Martha McClellan; many special nieces and nephews and his dear friends, Lyle and Mary.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a niece.

Friends may visit with Roy’s family from 5-8 P.M., Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Shelbyville United Methodist Church with Pastor Sean Kidd officiating.

Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Roy may be made to the Wings Home in Allegan.

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  1. Chris MacBeth says:

    So sad to hear of the loss this family has endured! Our prayers go out to you all that God would comfort you and bring you peace…until you see him again! All our love!
    The MacBeth Family

  2. Chris Robey says:

    Dave, Laurie and family. We are so very, very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Ours hearts are with you, praying for peace. Just know that we are thinking of you now and love you…..

  3. Pamela Laylon says:

    So sorry for your loss. Love you guys and our prayers and thoughts are with you. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask. Love you.

    Pam Laylon and Ken Castle

  4. Jerry & Marilyn Fenner says:

    Nancy and Family:
    Sorry to hear about Roy. He was a special guy. We had good times together at work.

  5. Diane Leatherman says:

    I am so very sorry for this huge loss in your family. My prayers will be with you as you go through this heartache. Roy was a very special family man of such honor. Nancy, from all the Ed Stiles families our hearts and prayers are with you and yours.

  6. Jim Kamps says:

    Condolences to all of Roy’s family and to all that knew him.

    He will be missed and what a wonderful man. Best peanut brittle in the world.

  7. Vicki Knapper says:

    So sorry for your loss Nancy. I’m sure this has been a difficult journey for you and your family. Sending you Hugs and my love.

  8. Dear Nancy & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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