Lt. Col. Richard White III

Published 9:11 am Monday, February 8, 2016

Lt. Col. Richard White III, USAF, Retired, 77, of White Drive, Mocksville, died on Feb. 5, 2016 at Homestead Hills in Winston-Salem.

He was born April 1, 1938, in West Chester, Pa. to the late Richard Walter White II and Frances Allen White. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring to Mocksville, his hometown. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mocksville and a husband for 57 years to his wife, Florence Kay McIlmoyle White, until her death in 2014.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Edward White.

Survivors: a son, Stephen Jeffrey White (Julie) of Hampton, Va.; 2 daughters, Penny Lynn White Desmarais (Dan) of Woodbridge, Va. and Melissa Kay White Butler (Kitt) of Durham; 6 grandsons, Nicholas White, Adam, Jacob and Craig Desmarais and Jackson and Patrick Butler; a sister, Frances DiMiceli (Dr. Ettore DiMiceli); a brother, Dr. Russell White (Pat); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was to be conducted at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 at First Presbyterian Church, Mocksville with the Rev. Dana Fruits officiating. Burial was to follow in Salisbury National Cemetery, with full military honors.  Prior to the service, visitation was to begin at 9 a.m. at the church.

Memorials: First Presbyterian, 261 S. Main St., Mocksville; International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, N. Hollywood, CA 91607-3421;  or charity of donor’s choice.