Roger White, 88, of Hamburg, died August 10, 2014 at the Stonegate Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett.
Mr. White was a United States Navy veteran of World War II who served in Hawaii, the Philippines, the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Okinawa. He was awarded a Battle Star.
He was a Mason and a member the Promise Land Masonic Lodge where he served as secretary for several years and later merged with the Hamburg Masonic Lodge #465. He was a recent recipient of a 50-year pin and the Pillar of Solomon Ward.
He was a cattle farmer and a member of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association where he served as treasurer for several years. He worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 39 years and he was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of the Mist Deer Camp.
Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Floy Stanley White; a son, Billy Wayne Harville earlier this year; his parents, Calvin and Carrie Kelley White; seven brothers, Vernon, Roy, Eugene, Harold, Olan, Dewayne and Milton White; four sisters, Bernice Wiggley, Goldie Sivils, Inez Corder and Doradean Smith; and a son-in-law, Bruce Swan.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Jenkins and husband, Jeff, and Norma Swan; a daughter-in-law, Ramona Harville all of Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Clellis Stanley of Fountain Hill; nine grandchildren, Phil Harville and wife, Jenny, Crystal Savage and husband, Barry, Lexie and Grayson Harville, Darren Swan and wife, Cathy, Angela Harville, Stacie Kirby and husband, Kevin, Zack and Jake Jenkins; nine great-grandchildren, Courtney Breedlove, Emily Rush, Brayden Harville, Jayden Estelle, Abbie and Bryce Wesson, Brit Swan, Easton Mullinax and Hastin Savage.
Funeral services will be held August 13 at 2 p.m. at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Michael Reese and Travis White officiating. Burial will be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers are Darren Swan, Bryce Wesson, Zack Jenkins, Edward Gulledge, Willard Erwin, Phil Harville and Easton Mullinax. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Wayne Graves, the members of the Hamburg Masonic Lodge #465 and the Mist Deer Camp.
Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley 131 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646.