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William “Bill” White III CWO2 USMC and Pennsylvania-Conrail Railroad Engineer Retired

November 7, 1945 - May 28, 2019

William “Bill” White III went home to be with Our Lord on May 28, 2019. 

Bill was born in Wilmington, DE on November 7, 1945.  As a child he grew up in New Castle, DE.  He was a man of faith which reflects 17 years of perfect attendance in church until he went into the Marine Corp, where he achieved and was honored to be the youngest CWO2 out of the Wilmington Marine Reserve Center.  Bill attended DeLaWarr High School and graduated with the class of 1963, which he took second place in the State of Delaware for public speaking.  In October 1965, Bill married his lifelong sweetheart Georgianna and they went on to raise three beautiful children Billy, Tammy & Tina. 

Bill loved history and all the Lords beauty, therefore he always instilled strong family values and enjoyed site seeing.  In 1990 Bill welcomed his first grandchild and from there the White family expanded to seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The grandchildren have fond memories of their “Pop” which include museums, day trips, the railroad and especially the rides in the limo to New York City.  Bill always made friends wherever he went.  He could make a stranger smile with his jokes and his huge heart.  Bill would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need.

Pop went to be with our Lord and the predeceased, father, William R White JR.; mother, Elizabeth Mae Hoon; mother, Rose White; brother, Harry White; sister, Cindy Hoon; and niece, Christy White. He is survived by wife and best friend of 53 years, Georgianna; son, William IV (Donna); daughters, Tammy (Kenneth), Tina, Debbie (Trala/Breen), Jennifer (Latch/White); grandchildren, Samantha, William V (Lisa), Katrina (Zach), Anthony (Arianna), Kenneth Jr, Tanner and Chase; great granddaughter, Piper RaeLynne; brothers, Bobby Hoon, Ralph White; sister, Susan White; and cousin, Bob White. A man with fewest words, but the most wisdom will forever be missed by all the hearts that he has touched.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday, June 3, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  A funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In remembrance of William Ralph White III, his family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior project by phone at 1-(877)832-6997 or by webpage at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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23 Condolences for William “Bill” White III CWO2 USMC and Pennsylvania-Conrail Railroad Engineer Retired

  • Georgianna and family;
    Bills kindness, smile, generosity, love of our Lord and of his family will always be alive in our hearts. Bill is one of those people you never forget because of the impact he makes on our lives. Dotty and I offer our prayers, love, and condolences, and to Bill, one more time, “SEMPER FI, MARINE “.

  • My Syncere condolences to the White Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you

  • So sorry to hear. I am so glad I had the chance to know such a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • A mighty soldier has entered the gates I of Heaven! God bless and comfort his family at this time.
    Love and prayers,
    Dave and Carol Dillard

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers are shared with all of you during this time of grief.

  • Pop your one in a million love and miss you.

  • So Sorry For Your Loss !! Sending Prayers And Blessings !! To You All !! God Received Another Angel !! Pop White Will Truly Be Missed !! Luv You All !! ❤️💜🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️💜🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Gary and I are sad that this part of Bill’s journey has come to an end, but you can be sure that the good Lord has welcomed him with open arms. Georgiann, may God’s peace be with you and your family over these coming days and weeks and may your memories of Bill give you strength. Love you all.

  • I didn’t know Bill well. He was two years ahead of me at DeLaWarr High School but he was my big brother Grady’s best friend. And he loved him dearly. I like to imagine the two of the reunited in Heaven talking about the old days at DeLaWarr and a life of loving and serving the Lord. I send my condolences and love to Georgianna and his family. May God continue to bless you and hold you in the palm of His hand during this time of grief.

  • So sorry for your loss Georgiana , Billy, Tammy , n Tina. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bill was a loving husband and loving Dad. Love you all.

  • I got to know Mr. Bill White through his daughter Tammy. He was always upbeat and smiling. We found we both had a love for trains. He will be missed.

  • A man who walks with GOD also sits with Him in the Heavenly Kingdom! Many years have gone by, however I remembered Bill from DeLaWarr class of 1963. May Bills’ loved ones rest knowing that they will see him again! I pray you receive the peace which surpasses all understanding in JESUS name, Amen 🙏🏻 Pat Lennon class of 1963.

  • My deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Mr. White. Sending love and prayers especially to his wife, Georgianna. May God grant you all the strength to get through this difficult time and help you find a way to heal.

  • Condolences to the White family, I had the privilege to meet Mr. White a few times over the past couple years and I enjoyed our conversations about the Marine Corps and the importance of the Brotherhood! It was obvious that the man was in pain but always had a smile on his face and loved to talk about his wonderful family. Semper Fi

  • Roberta and I send this message with a heavy heart we have been friends many years and even though we have not been together all of those years you were in our hearts and minds we have a lot of good memories and will always cherish them.Bill was a man that alway’s had a smile on his face and would brighton everyone’s day.I will alway’s think of Bill in this way . Bert and I love you all. SEMPERFI

  • My condolences for the white family.
    Loves hugs and prayers

  • God Speed Bill. Still clearly remember the day you got home from Vietnam. Your a good person, we will remember you.

  • Our deepest sympathies to Tina, Anthony and Georgianne and the rest of the White family. Pop was a good man & will be dearly missed by all that knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jeff & Cindy Blevins & Family

  • Sorry for ur loss..pop was a great man and going to be truely missed…i was proud to be one of his southern girls…sending prayers and love for the family ….RIP Pop ⚘🌷🕇⚘🌷🇺🇸

  • God bless you Bill

  • Georgianna,
    I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great friend and I have so many fond memories of our times in Hamilton Park and High School. I am thankful that he is home with our Lord where there is much joy and happiness. I know you and the family miss him greatly and I pray that God fills you and the family with His peace and joy during this sad difficult time.
    Our Love To All,
    Ron and Barbara Howard

  • Georgianna, I just heard about Bill. I’m sooo sorry for your loss. I know I haven’t seen you for many years but we live in Va now. My husband was career Navy so we’ve moved a lot. I keep in touch with Susan Twilley but I know Harry and Bill are hiking around heaven together. My love to your family. Please feel free to email me anytime. Love Linda

  • Georgianna, I was sooo sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Bill most when he was joking around with Harry Twilley. He always made me laugh. I hope you and your family know how much I feel for your loss. God bless all of you at this difficult time
    Linda