HOLLY HILL -- Robert White, Jr., the eldest son of the late Robert Sr. and Helen J. White, was born on Aug. 4, 1935, in Holly Hill. He departed this life on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, at Greater Unity AME Church, 744 Coach Rd, Holly Hill, with the Rev. Julius Steed, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shuler-Marshall Funeral Home in Holly Hill. A wake will be held at 7 p.m. at Greater Unity AME Church.
Friends may call at the residence, 155 Maybell Lane, Holly Hill and at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.shulermarshallfuneralhome.com.
He married his childhood sweetheart, Lutitiah, on June 24, 1953. An infant son, Cyrus White, preceded him in death, along with one sister Veronica Wearing, three brothers, Lawton, Thomas , and Willie Frank White.
He leaves to cherish precious fond memories three daughters, Mary Helen White Higgins, Beverly White Smalls (Johnny L.), Robertsiene White; one son, Vernon L. White (Barbara), all of Holly Hill; 11 grandchildren: Kecia, Tome' Shalaya, Terrence, LaTavish, Tamirez, Persophoney, Jasmine, Terenthial, Iva and Travius; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lula W. Barnes of Eutawville, Estelle W. Haney (Leroy), and Vernell W. Smalls (Johnny, Jr.), both of Holly Hill, SC; two brothers, Kenneth White (Carolyn) of White Plains, New York and Lawrence White of Poughkeepsie, New York; two sisters-in-law, Betty White of Harleyville and Dorothy Fambro of Holly Hill; three brothers-in-law, Johnny Young (Gail) of Bronx, New York; James Young of Holly Hill and Tom Wearing of Vance; one uncle, Tom White of Summerville; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.