Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Gene White, 81, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2012, in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Springhill with the Rev. Don McCormick and the Rev. Marty Wright officiating. Interment followed in Old Sarepta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation was held Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. White was born on Feb. 24, 1931 to Jesse Richardson and Mattie Lou Haynes White in Shongaloo and passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Sarepta. He was a member of Old Sarepta Missionary Baptist Church, a U.S. Veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was retired from International Paper after 46 years of service. Mr. White loved gardening, being outdoors and bird hunting. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emogene White of Sarepta; children, Hershel Gene White and wife, Johnette of Sarepta and Cyndi White Hair and husband, Sonny of Sarepta; grandchildren, Melanie Lockey and husband, Tony of Sarepta, Dustin Lane Hair of Sarepta and Michael Hair and wife, Shannon of Magnolia, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Tony Ryder Lockey and Ember Rose Lockey of Sarepta; sisters, Thalia Mouser of Shongaloo and Julia Ann Davis of Houston, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Quinton White, Hershel White, J.R. White, Jr. and Herbert White; and sisters, Odessa Sexton and Opal Burns.
Pallbearers were Gary Sexton, Mike Hanson, Chris Honea, Johnny Dale Mouser, Gerald White, Thomas Gene Mouser and Michael Hair.
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