White Sulphur Springs
-Robert Lee “Bob” White, 73, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born Oct. 17, 1949, to the late James “Bud” White and Gladys White both of White Sulphur Springs.
Bob was an active volunteer and member in his hometown of White Sulphur Springs from the age of 18. Bob retired from the Greenbrier County School system as a bus driver in 2014 after 42 years of employment and dedication to everyone whom he encountered. During his career he touched many lives of students, families, and teachers whom he worked alongside. In between his bus runs he worked within the White Sulphur Springs Elementary School as the school secretary for many years.
He became a Volunteer member of the White Sulphur Springs Fire Department in September of 1974 and served in many positions throughout his journey with the fire department, such as a pump captain along with many different positions within the board of directors. Bob became a member of the White Sulphur Springs Emergency Ambulance Service in 1979, where he worked and volunteered with numerous roles, he was always available to assist in any call, activity, or event that was held. He has served in every role of the board of directors from President, Captain, Lieutenant, and his last and current position as secretary/ treasurer.
Throughout his career and volunteer positions, he received many honors and recognitions for his outstanding volunteerism, leadership, heroic efforts, and complete dedication.
Bob was an all-around one-of-a-kind individual who never came in contact with someone he didn’t try to help in some way. He will be remembered by his giving character, his tender heart, and his witty sense of humor. To have known Bob, throughout any part of his life was an honor to all.
Bob was preceded in death by both his mother and father, grandparents, and his lifelong companion and partner, Linda Griffith.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Jessica “Doots” White of White Sulphur Springs; sister, Sandra (Lee) Bragg of White Sulphur Springs; brother, Steve (Linda) White of White Sulphur Springs; niece, Tiffany (Kenny) Bennett of White Sulphur Springs; nephew (son), Thomas (Autumn) Hayes of Frankford; very special great-nephew, Josh (Nikki) White of Lewisburg, Shavis White of Illinois along with his special great-nieces, Caitlin Bennett of Peterstown, Anna Hayes of Harrisonburg VA, Kayleigh and Brynleigh Hayes of Frankford; along with several great-great nieces and nephews, extended family, friends, students, and coworkers.
The family accepted visitors Monday, May 15, at Bethesda Church in White Sulphur Springs with services following, with officiant Steve Hudnall and Kenny Baker. His final resting place being Maple-Dale Cemetery on Route 92.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wallace and Wallace to assist the family in offsetting final costs.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com