Vernon Carl White

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Vernon Carl White, of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas, peacefully left this world on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Carl and Ruth Lilly White; his brother, Jimmy White, and his first wife Glenda (Hodges) White.

Vernon is survived and lovingly remembered by a multitude of family. His beloved bride of 35 years, Doris White of De Valls Bluff; his siblings, Geraldine Dover of Batesville, Ar., Aileen Poteete of Brinkley, Ar., and brother Lonnie White of Barlett, Tn; his five children, Wade Allmond and wife, Josie of Forest City, Ar., Sharron Ferguson and husband, Glenn of Flint, Mi., Donna Alexander and husband, Kenneth, of De Valls Bluff, Ar., Vernon Dale White and wife, Stacy of Bearden, Ar., and Terry White of Little Rock .; two step-sons, Don Castleberry and wife Debbie of Hickory, N.C., and Paul Castleberry and wife, Susan of OK., 11 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 5 step-great grandchildren, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and most importantly, friends.

Vernon was a man of many talents. His younger years were spent admirably serving his country as a member of the United States Air Force. After leaving the service, he spent most of his working life traversing his beloved country in the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler. In his twilight years, Vernon spent many of his days repairing small engines for his neighbors, as much a hobby as an occupation. Vernon was known to fill the air around him with Country and Western music. He loved to read about Cowboys and times long past. He was never more than an arms length from a pair of freshly shined boots. His smile was infectious, and his hospitality towards friends and family only grew with time.

A visitation will be held for Vernon at the Pepper’s Lake Church of Christ on Tuesday, June 18, from 10:00-11:00 A.M. followed by a graveside service in the Pepper’s Lake Cemetery. All friends and family are invited to come celebrate his life and pay their respects. “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”—John Wayne

Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

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