Joseph Robert White

Published 5:29 am Thursday, November 7, 2019

Joseph Robert White died peacefully November 1, 2019 at his home in Kill Devil Hills following a brief illness.

Joseph was born November 11, 1942 in Washington, DC, the son of Elmer Joseph White and Hester (Hatcher) White. During his childhood years, he lived in Tacoma Park and Edgewater, Md. Upon graduating from Annapolis HS, Joe joined the military, serving his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1966 as an Aircraft Mechanic working on B-52 Bombers. He was stationed at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine.

In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by brother John, sister Janice, brother-in-law Layman, brother James and sister-in-law Mary.

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He is survived by wife Lois Ann (Dee) White, having celebrated 53 years of marriage on October 3; sons and their wives, Rodney (Christina Everhart) White of Bunker Hill, WV and Brian (Melanie Madore) White of Spring Mills, WV; grandchildren Sarah, Elizabeth, Nicolette, Andrew, Alexander, Emma, Jacob; two great granddaughters, sister-in-law Patricia White and several nieces and nephews.

After his duties ended in the Air Force, Joe continued his career as a heavy-duty diesel mechanic working for Central Motor Co. and Western Branch Diesel until he opened his own business, Mighty White Diesel Inc. in Loudoun County, Va., retiring in 2010.

In 2013, he moved with his wife Lois to their cottage in Kill Devil Hills to enjoy retirement living there.

The family will be having a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in his name to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.