Mr. Willie Burton White, 79, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Village Care of King after an extensive period of declining health. Willie was formerly of Winston-Salem, NC and Boone, NC.

He was born on January 8, 1939 in Watauga County a son of the late Arthur and Beulah Tester White. Willie served honorably in the United States Army for four years. He enjoyed 35 years as both a truck driver and a dispatcher for Santee Carriers before retiring in 2004. Willie enjoyed U.S. history, especially the early settlements of the Western states. He loved to “plunder around” antique stores, read western novels, feed small animals that visited the yard of his home, watch movies of any kind, and travel with his children, whether for small day outings or long family vacations. He possessed a great sense of humor and would surprise family and friends with tales that often ended with a punch line. His children and grandchildren brought him the most joy in his life.

Willie is survived by his son, Alan White of Granite Falls, NC; his daughters, Kimberly White also of Granite Falls and Leslie White Sawyers (Andy) of Pilot Mountain, NC; his grandchildren, Dalton Sawyers and Hadleigh Sawyers.

In addition to his parents, Willie was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Earnest “A.E.” White, Jr.; his sisters, Betty White Maltba, Barbara White Hatten, Peggy White and Kathleen White Cole.

The family will receive friends at J.C. Green and Sons Wallburg Chapel from 6 until 8 pm Monday. A graveside service will be held at 11 am Tuesday at the White Family Cemetery in Boone, NC, Shulls Mills Community, with Rev. Larry Easler officiating.

The family would like to thank the loving and caring staff at Village Care of King who assisted Willie during the period of his health decline. The family is also grateful to the physicians and staff of Novant Health Vascular Specialists, especially Dr. Bradley Thomason and Dr. Steven Motew, for their dedication to vascular health and for the extra time they allowed the family to spend with Willie.

J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home, 10301 North NC Highway 109, Winston-Salem, NC 27107 is assisting the White family.

Online condolences may be sent to the White family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.


J.C. Greene and Sons Funeral Home in Winston Salem is in charge of the arrangements.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the local arrangements.

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