Obituary: Charles William White

Charles William White

Charles William White

Charles William White was born on Thanksgiving Day, 1940, to Garaldine and Chuck White of Clinton, Iowa. He was the youngest and had two older sisters, Nancy and Ethel.

Growing up in Iowa, he enjoyed working on his grandparent's farm, riding tractors and watching his favorite movie, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." As he got older, his loves changed to motorcycles and cars. A few of his favorite hot rods included his '57 Corvette, '67 Corvette and his '71 Shelby GT Mustang. His real passion was motorcycles and he owned many Harleys and Triumphs, and one Honda. He raced flat track in Peoria, Cordova and Indianapolis.

In 1959, he joined the Marine Corps and became an infantry sharpshooter. He was stationed in Japan and San Diego. Charles remained a bachelor until the age of 37, when he married Barbara Ann in 1977. Charles took her two sons and daughter as his own. They had an additional son together.

Charles drove semi trucks for 40 years and had over 3 million miles behind the wheel. Over the years, he hauled everything from explosive materials to ear muffs. Following retirement, he volunteered at the local hospital in Kingman for four years. He also enjoyed playing golf, drinking his coffee, and watching the NASCAR race after church on Sundays.

Charles left for Heaven while watching the Brickyard 400 with his wife and children by his side. Charles is survived by his wife, two sisters, four children, and 12 grandchildren.

Services are being held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at Living Word Lutheran Church, 2570 E. Northern Ave.