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Robert "Bob" Lee White

February 18, 1933 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Robert "Bob" White Obituary

Robert “Bob” Lee White, Sr., age 90, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, February 01, 2024, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Erwin and son of the late Earl White and Helen Willis White.

Bob was a United States Army Veteran who served his country honorably during the Korean War.  He was the principal and a teacher at Coffee Ridge School. Bob also taught the seventh grade at Love Chapel School. He drove a coal truck for several years. Bob retired from CSX Transportation after thirty years of service.

He was an avid outdoorsman. Bob loved to hunt deer with his family. He made sure all his grandsons knew how to hunt. Bob enjoyed watching Charles Stanley on TV. He attended Shallow Ford Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his biological father, Homer Riddle when he was only two years old; his wife of sixty-four years, Shirley Ann Banks White on October 16, 2016, and his youngest son, Adam White in 1992.

Bob leaves behind to cherish many wonderful memories, his three children: Robert “Robby” Lee White, Jr. (Rhonda), Dawna Poulsen (Gary) and Joseph “Joe” Andrew White (Carolyn), all of Erwin; three grandsons: Chase White (Jennifer), Daniel Ferguson (Ashley) and Christopher “Chris” White (Dezaray McKinney); six great grandchildren: Ciara White, Tanner White, Jacob Stephenson, Kaelynn Ferguson, Alison Ferguson and Rylan Smith; his special companion and friend, Lavonne Hatcher; his caretaker, Louise; his best friend, Scooter.

The White family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 07, 2024, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Bob’s graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Laws officiating. Music will be provided by the Spivey Mountain Boys. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2:00 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.   

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin is privileged to serve the White family. (423) 743-1380.

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February 7, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel
720 Ohio Avenue
Erwin, TN 37650

Graveside Service
February 7, 2024

2:30 PM
Evergreen Cemetery

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Those wishing to attend Bob's graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery..

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