Newton - Graveside services for Roy C. White will be held Friday, December 29, 2017, 2 PM at Mississippi Veterans Cemetery in Newton.
Mr. White, 89, of Hickory, passed away Thursday December 28, 2017 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Rev. Mark Vincent and Rev. Wayne Griffith will officiate.
He is preceded in death by his parents: his father Eugene C. White and mother Mildred P. White; and sisters: Irma Spann and Florene Adkinson.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years: Sylvia B. White, of Hickory, and son: R. Kevin White, of Hickory, grandchildren: Carianne White and Colin R. White; a sister: June Youngblood, nephew Lee Youngblood (Carol) and a niece: Lynn Wagner.
Mr. White was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. He owned and operated White Timber Company for almost 60 years. After graduation from Hickory High School he played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians organization and semi-pro baseball with several clubs in East Mississippi. While in the military overseas he was assigned to help organize baseball clinics and teams in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea.
Mr. White was an avid collector of classic automobiles and a long time member of Meridian's Vintage Wheels Car Club having owned, restored and displayed dozens of vintage cars and trucks since he began collecting more than 40 years ago. He was a faithful member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church of Decatur and its Caleb Sunday School class.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Clarke-Venable Baptist Church.
Published on December 28, 2017