David Allen White Sr., 64, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Freeburn, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
The son of the late William and Lillian White of Freeburn, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Benny John White of Groveport, Ohio.
His survivors include his former wife, Jeraline Keen; and their son, David Allen White Jr. of Mt. Sterling, Ky. He is also survived by a brother, William White Jr. (Maria) of Ypsilanti, Mich.; sisters, Navajo White Jude of McKinney, Texas, Betty White Hill of Columbus, Ohio and Karen White Biliter (Jim) of Majestic, Ky. He is also survived by seven special nieces and one nephew.
A 1966 graduate of Phelps High School of Phelps, Ky., he was the last of six family members to graduate with 12 years of perfect attendance. On his graduation his parents were awarded a trophy for 72 years of perfect attendance by their six children.
A United Auto Workers Committeeman he worked for more than 34 years for the Ford Motor Co, in Ypsilanti. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended Sunday School, Bible School and youth groups at the First Baptist Church of Phelps. He applied his faith with his love and by sharing with children in need.
David was known for his work ethic often working seven days a week, 12 hours a day. He began early in life as a newspaper delivery boy for the Williamson Daily News and also on weekends and summers with Betsy Ross bread truck and the Leatherwood Milk truck. He also delivered coal to neighbors.
David served in the U.S. Army and obtained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. He was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Ord, Calif., and Fort Carson, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 3, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Odis Blankenship, the Rev. Tim Doddenhoff and the Rev. Earl Jones Jr. officiating. Providing music will be Pete Wolford and special music will also be provided by the Rev. Odis Blankenship and his wife, Debbie. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with Belfry Chapter #141 Disabled American Veterans conducting military graveside rites. Family visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and public visitation from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home Chapel.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.