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WAKE FOREST — Ronald Lawrence White, 82, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 29 after a battle with cancer.
He was born in Youngsville on Aug. 26, 1936 to the late George Washington White and Evelyn Privette Waddell. He was a retired captain from the N.C. Department of Corrections as well as a Gideon, Church Deacon and Sunday School teacher.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances Kearney White; son, Ronnie of Wake Forest; daughter, Patricia (Vann) of Rolesville; grandchildren, Sara White of Wake Forest; Phillip White (Kelly) of Youngsville; Rachel Bishop Formyduval (Travis) of Conway, South Carolina; Andrew Bishop (Kara) of Franklinton; Michael Bishop (Frances) of Roanoke Rapids; great-grandchildren, Madison White, Evan White, Ainsley Bishop, Bailey Ann Formyduval, Kara Sanders, Sawyer Bishop, Hunter Claire Formyduval, and Weston Bishop; brothers, Donnie White (Sara) and Randy White (Janet) all of Emporia, Virginia and sister Donna Massey (William) of Colonial Heights, Virginia; in addition, his dog, Buddy.
He was predeceased by sisters Linda Acree of Youngsville and Harriett Gandee of Newport News, Virginia and a brother, Danny White of Emporia, Virginia.
Visitation followed by funeral services were Wednesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Youngsville. The family received friends at the church fellowship building following graveside services. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gideons International or Oak Grove Baptist Church.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest.