Harry R. White, 82, Henderson


HENDERSON, NY — Harry Readith White, 82, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.

Harry, a native of Boone County, West Virginia, is survived by his devoted wife, Lavonne, his youngest son, Eric, his daughters, Valli and Linda, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Anna Marie, his sons, Scott and Marshall, and seven siblings.

Harry was born in Wharton, West Virginia to Ellsworth and Bessie Mae White on January 19, 1936.  Harry was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Armor Division. He lived most of his adult life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and retired in 1999 after 36 years as a steel worker. Harry moved to Henderson, New York in 2000, and was a resident of Samaritan Keep Home, in Watertown, N.Y. for the last three years.

Harry was a loyal member of the Smithville Baptist Church and a faithful servant of God.  Harry was a student of the Bible and enjoyed his daily devotional readings.  Coming from a large family of country and bluegrass music lovers, Harry found pleasure playing his guitar and singing hymns.

One of his favorite things was a big southern breakfast with buttermilk biscuits, milk gravy and apple butter.

Harry was known for his witty sense of humor and always joked around with everyone he came into contact with. Harry was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and became a Yankees baseball fan after he relocated to New York.  Always known for his sly smile and mischievous twinkle in his eye, Harry will be remembered as a kind and loving gentleman; exceptionally generous to his family, church, miscellaneous charitable and veterans organizations.

There will be a memorial service for Harry on Sunday, January 20th at 1:00 pm at Smithville Baptist Church, Smithville, N.Y.  In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions to the Smithville Baptist Church, PO Box 20, Adams Center, NY 13606.

Arrangements are with Carpenter Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, NY.

Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com