William “Bill” White went to
be with the Lord on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Bill was born in Birmingham, Alabama on Nov. 2, 1937. He was preceded in death by his angel of 56 years, Marjorie Anne White and his son, Ronald Keith White.
Bill is survived by his son David White (Joni); two granddaughters, Brooke and Averi White, of Port St. Joe; two brothers, Jim White (Laura), of Lincoln, Alabama, and Jack White (Linda) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
Bill, the oldest of five boys, helped his mother by joining the U.S. Air Force. He excelled in working with B-36 and B-52 aircrafts as an instrument repairman. In 1977, Bill and Anne moved to Port St. Joe and in 1980 they opened St. Joe Service Company.
After the death of their son, they become involved with restoring antique vehicles and traveling with them. Later Bill’s energies turned to motorcycles. Between 1985-2017, he owned about 20 motorcycles.
After 26 years of a very successful business, Bill and Anne decided to retire. After the death of his angel, Bill’s whole world was turned upside down because of his profound love for her. He never really moved on from her death.
On his 80th birthday, Bill went skydiving and completed one of his many bucket list items. After Hurricane Michael destroyed his forever home in 2018, Bill lived in a camper for over two years. He made the best of his situation and became extremely close with his grandchildren.
In 2020, Bill moved into his new home with his son and family. As his health declined, he was surrounded with his favorite people.
“No regrets. Had a helluva ride. Bags packed. Waiting on the train. I’m happy!” were his words written in his final wishes.
There will be a memorial service Monday, April 12 at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe, at 2 p.m. EST. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, which was very dear to his heart.