Robert Simmons “Bob” White, Sr.
Waynesboro, GA – Robert Simmons “Bob” White, Sr, husband of Bernice Jones White for 59 years, entered into rest, Sunday, August 5, 2012, at his residence surrounded by four generations of his family.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 11:00 AM from First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro, 802 North Liberty Street, with Reverend H. Craig Hutto and Reverend Jimmy Cason officiating.
Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, on September 25, 1931, and raised in Georgia, Bob joined the United States Army in his teens and was stationed in Alaska. After serving his country in both World War II and the Korean Conflict, he moved to Kinston, NC, where he met and married Bernice. In 1969, he moved his family to Waynesboro to join his brother in his office products business, Zip Office Equipment, where he became Vice President. He also retired from The Pollock Company and owned and operated Bob White Picture Framing.
He had been a previous member of the Waynesboro Lions Club and the Waynesboro Country Club. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro, where he served previously on the Administrative Board and was a member of the Scrap Gresham Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Men. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #120.
He was preceded in death by his parents, H. H. White, Sr and Marion Simmons White; his brother, H. H. “Zip” White, Jr; and his sister, Joy Zettler.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Robert S. “Rob” White Jr, and his wife, Lynn, of Waynesboro, and Reverend J. Roy White and his wife, Kim, of Columbus, GA; his granddaughters, Hadley White Coble and her husband, Joel, of Waynesboro, and Ansleigh White, of Columbus; four great grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters in law; and dozens of nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers will be Ashley Moore, Gene Parrish, Mickey Horton, James Coble, Donnie Chance, and Edward Coble.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Scrap Gresham Sunday School Class and the American Legion Post #120.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 802 North Liberty Street, in the Sanctuary.
Bob was a salesman’s salesman, but considered his customers his friends. His stories of growing up, his time working for Dr. Pepper, Sunbeam Bread and in the office machine business were well known by his friends and family. The glimmer in his eyes and the smile on his face when he told the stories will be missed by many.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD, Augusta, GA 30906.