Larry Douglas White passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hicks White; his mother, Opal White Brinkley; his sister, Gaynelle Finch; and two nephews FO Finch III and Jason Finch (wife Julie); a grand-nephew, Brooks Owen Finch; a grand-niece, Sarah Opal Finch; and a beloved pet, Prince.
Larry was born May 21, 1940. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas White. He graduated from Oxford High School in Oxford and attended Mars Hill College in Mars Hill. He served in the U.S. Air Force from February 1960 until February 1964. After his discharge from the Air Force, he held the position of Clinical Lab Director at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst until his retirement in 2002 after 37 years of service.
He was in the local Jaycees and served as secretary of the N.C. Jaycees and as president of the Cystic Fibrosis Chapter for two years. He received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the late Gov. James Holshouser, Jr.
After 30 years of marriage, his first wife Julianna Yancey White, died in 1992. In 1993, he married Joyce Hicks White. He and Joyce enjoyed several years of travelling and memorable times with family and friends.
A celebration of Larry’s life will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 am at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, NC. Following the service, the family will greet friends at a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Interment will follow at Bethesda Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Animal Advocates of Moore County, P.O. Box 3399, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 330 S. May Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387. Online condolences may be left at www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is assisting the family.