Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” White, Sr.

Published 7:12 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” White, Sr., age 79, of Griffin, passed away June 8, 2024, at his home.  Bob grew up in LaGrange, son of the late Joe I. White and Hazel Compton White. He began working at an early age with his dad who was a masonry contractor. After graduating from LaGrange High School in 1962, Bob attended Gordon Military College and the University of Richmond in VA where he played football for both, and then earned his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University.  For many years Bob was a teacher and football coach for the Cuthbert and Colquitt, Georgia school systems. Later he worked for Thomaston Mills as an industrial engineer and retired from there in 2001.

Bob enjoyed fishing, football and country music.  He was a big jokester who was always playing tricks on people and making them laugh.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Eugenia Thompson, and father-in-law, Robert Sheets.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years: Cynthia Sheets White; children: Robert Lee White, Jr. and Heather White Walker (Jerry); grandchildren: Caleb White, Edith English, Everett Walker, Owen Walker, and Ruby Walker; brother: Joe Irvin White, Jr. (Bobbie); nephews and nieces: Rocky White (Anita), Foy White (Monica), Kim Overman (Chuck), Mac White, and Holly Biddy (Jeremy); mother-in-law: Laverne Sheets; and brother-in-law: Robert Thompson.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 2 p.m. (EST), in Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett, AL.

Moody-Daniel Funeral Home in Zebulon, GA is assisting the family with arrangements.