Reginald Dean White, 75, of Crossett, died January 15, 2014 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.
Mr. White was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Crossett for most of his life. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the Missionary Baptist Seminary at Little Rock. He was a member of the Arkansas National Guard and was deployed in 1957 to Little Rock to keep the peace during the segregation of Central High School. He was the owner of Underground Service Company and pastor of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church for the past 36 years.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Hester White in 2001; a daughter, Wanda White in 1970; his parents, Ashton R. and Edith Mae Doss White; a brother, Don White and a sister, Linda K. White.
He is survived by a son, Gary White and wife, Patty; of Branson, Mo.; a daughter, Wendy Griswould and husband, Dan; a brother, Dale Wade White and wife, Shelia, a sister, Faith White Nowlin and husband, John, all of Crossett; three grandchildren, Mitchell White, Karen Stephenson and Tabitha Freeman; three great-grandchildren, Lexie Ruth Freeman, Rachel Rice and Gage Coleman.
Funeral services will be held January 18 at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Garry Massey and Bro. Danny Kirkland officiating.
Burial will be in the Crossroad Cemetery. Pallbearers are David Mitchell, Randy Mitchell, Eugene Mitchell, Gleenn Kelley, Jerry Stell and Kenny White. Honorary pallbearers are James Dodd, Philip Nowlin, Jay Nowlin and Keith Breshears. Memorials may be made to the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 921, Crossett, AR 71635.
Visitation will be January 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home at Hamburg.