Charles F. White, 84, of Windsor passed at 1:48 p.m. Thursday (February 10, 2011) at theChurch Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor with masonic rites and Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery with military rites.
He was born October 22, 1926 in Arthur the son of Fred Lee and Helena Grace (Patridge) White. He married Madge Marie Quigley July 25, 1947 in Springfield and she preceded him in death December 31, 1999.
He served in the US Army in WWII in Guam, a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, Sullivan Masonic Lodge #764, Sullivan American Legion, Windsor Lions Club, Windsor Kiwanis Club, former Boy Scout Leader, Republican Precinct Committeeman and served on the Windsor Harvest Picnic Committee. He was formerly employed at Progress Industries, Harvest Bread Company, Coca-Cola, American Chickle Company, salesman and basketball broadcaster for WLBH radio and worked as a park ranger at Wolf Creek State Park. He constructed model train tracks that ran at least 3 different trains and was an avid Cub fan.
Surviving are his children, Sandra (Mike) Moore of Hazelwood, MO, Mike White of Windsor and Chyerl White of Windsor; grandchildren, Rob (Michelle) White of Katy TX, Kevin (Shelley) Moore of Fenton, MO, Rodney (Bridget) Moore of Florissant, MO, Shannon (Marlina) White of Schofield, WI,Jessica White of Mattoon and Dawn Moore of Hazelwood, MO; great-grandchildren, Ashley Doub, Julie Doub, Tylor Moore, Devin Moore, Carson White, William Moore, Dillon White, Kaitlin Moore and Ayden White; brother, Ronnie (Jean) White of Ft Myers, FL; sister, Betty (Benny) Romano of Decatur; several nieces and nephews he loved as his own children.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister.
Family and friends meant everything to Dad. He spent as much time with them as possible. He was a salesman most of his life and really liked going out and talking to the people. He was involved in a lot of activities and always gave it his all. He loved doing for others and didnít expect anything in return. He especially loved fishing and camping and most of all his garden and yard work. He was a great man and fun to be around. He will be missed by all.
Memorials may be made to the Church Street Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1021 N. Church Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650, Attn: Jen Hubbert.