Jimmy D. White


Jimmy Dale White, 71, a resident of Montrose, departed this life early Saturday morning, June 8, 2019, at his home. Death was unexpected.

He was born Saturday, Nov. 15, 1947, at Wheeling, a son of the late Jimmy Junior and Bernice Christine Powers White McClain. He spent a lot of time in Slatyfork with his grandparents, Dovie L. Powers and Francis Kudora Powers.

He was twice married. First to Elizabeth Darlene Wiggins and second to Roberta Kniley.

Surviving are two daughters, Kemberly Perry of Montrose and Crystal White; one son, Michael Hedrick of Elkins; two brothers, Danny Francis White and wife, Debbie, of Dundalk, Maryland, and Mark Shayne White of Bel Air, Maryland; two sisters, Linda Gail Eavers of Bel Air, Maryland, and Robin Jo Rybczynski of Perry Hall, Maryland; five grandchildren, Jesse Coffman, Joshua Coffman, Kiana Waybright, Olivia Perry and Justin White; one great grandchild, Colton Coontz; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death is his twin brother, Timmy David White.

He attended the schools of Newport News, Virginia, Slatyfork, Baltimore, Maryland, and he attended high school in Marlinton. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was the 201st Mess Sergeant for over 30 years, having served in Korea, the Philippines, and Germany. He then moved to Baltimore, before returning back to Elkins. He had worked for the city of Elkins wastewater treatment plant for over 30 years as an operator, retiring during 2003. He was an active member of Elkins Kingdom Hall, where he spent a lot of time with his brothers of the church, Linton, Howard and Richard. Mr. White was an avid train enthusiast and enjoyed going back to Slatyfork. He liked fishing, hunting and camping, loved bluegrass music and was a wonderful cook.

Mr. White’s request for cremation was honored. The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Monday, June 17, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A Celebration of Life will take place on Monday at 1 p.m. Elder John Mueller will officiate.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jimmy Dale White. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.