Born March 13, 1934, in Cardwell, Mo., son of the late John Burnest and Christine Higginbotham White, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and served in the Air Force Reserve and the Arizona National Guard.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra McArthur, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Robert James White, of Yazoo City, Miss.; one brother, Charles White and wife, Linda, of Malden; four grandchildren, Jayme, Berry and Ryan White and Jason Van Hook and five great-grandchildren, Jason, Jr., Keirstyn, Mark, Trent and Rylin White.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Darrell White.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.