James Palmer White


James Palmer White, 91 of White Sulphur Springs, departed this life on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at his residence.
Mr. White was born October 11, 1926 in Alvon and was the son of Ida Sue White. After his mother's death at age 3 he was raised by his grandmother Cora Boggs White.
James was especially proud of his Army service during WW II. He entered the service in February, 1945, serving 3 years in the Philippines and New Guinea, He also took great pride in his service at The Greenbrier Hotel, where he retired in 1998 after years of service keeping the grounds pristine and the flower beds full of beautiful blooms.
Preceding him in death other than his mother and grandmother were an infant brother and sister, his beloved grandson Jon Robert McDowell, and the mother of his children Gracie Dalton White.
Surviving are his daughter, Anita McDowell (Estel); son, Jimmy White (Sue); grandchildren, Jaired White (Michelle), Jessica White (Lisa), Jana White, Lani Freeman (John), Cari Reed (Mark), and step grandson, Perry Lee McDowell (Marti); great grandchildren, Lane White, Amber O'Connor (Kieran), Lyndi White, Jaxon, Mace and Maddix Dolan-White, Makenzie and Reilly Honaker, Jenna Palmer Reed, step great granddaughter Courtney McDowell, and great great granddaughter Callie O'Connor. He is also survived by his special friend, Lynne Bland.
The family wants to thank caretaker Sandra Loudermilk and neighbor Mitch Stoessel for making it possible for James to remain at home. Very special thanks to Greg and Terry Lockhart who faithfully cooked and delivered his dinner every Sunday for years. True friends are a blessing like no other.
Funeral services for Mr. White will be Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 1:30 PM at Wild Meadow Baptist Church with Rev. Roger McDaniel officiating. Interment to follow at Mapledale Cemetery.
The family will receive their friends from 12:30 PM until time of services on Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to:
A Heart Like Ava, Post Office Box 1220, Gallipolis, OH 45631 visit aheartlikeava.org to learn more, or The Shepherd Center - visit www.shepherd.org/giving to donate online; or mail to: The Shepherd Center, attn: Charitable Giving, 2020 Peachtree Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-1465, Please specify Patient & Family Housing, or WSSEMS,,Post Office Box129, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986-0129.
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