Michael White was a man full of determination to life with laughter and love. He was born September 9, 1951, in Tyronza, to Buster and Myrtle White. He grew up in Arkansas and graduated from high school in 1971. Mike worked as manager of Fred's Discount Stores for 25 years, before working in customer service at Danaher Corporation.
On July 3, 1977, Mike married Glenda Rasdon, and together they had two sons, Michael and Steve. Mike held his boys closer to his heart than anything. In the last several years, he began gardening and cooking different meals that he concocted. Mike was very close with his whole family and kept in contact with them on the phone and via e-mail.
His family includes his sons, Michael and Steven White of Trumann; siblings, Christine Grant of Muskegon, Mich., Roy and Nancy White of Plainwell, Mich., Ann and Dub Vaughn of Tyronza, Martha Evelyn and Bob McClellan of Allegan, Mich.; several nieces and nephews and his ex-wife, Glenda England.
Michael died under the loving care of his family on March 3, 2003, in Plainwell, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father Buster in 1974, brother John Dee in 1956, and niece Debra Lynn.
Friends were able to visit with the family on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, from 4 -- 8 p.m. at the Rupert, Durham, Marshall and Gren Funeral Home Chapel in Plainwell, Mich., where a Celebration of Life Service will be held today at 11 a.m.
Please visit Michael's personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com where you may leave a memory for the family, order flowers or make a memorial donation to Vanderbilt Research Associations for Pulmonary Fibrosis.