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Roy White Obituary
Published on on January 3, 2024
Roy Everette White, 68, of West Fork Arkansas passed peacefully on December 29, 2023 ending his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Roy was born June 4, 1955 in El Paso, Texas to his parents Virgil and Clydean (Daniels) White. Roy is survived by his wife Marsha married in 2011, his father Virgil White of Harrah Oklahoma, his sister Deb Kermick of Knobnoster MO, brothers Victor and Paul White of Fayetteville AR.
Roy’s adventurous spirit lives on through his surviving children, daughter Candiss Wolle of Dolores Colorado, Dallas White of Fayetteville AR, his grandson Niall Wolle, Landon Caldwell of Aspen CO, Shawnna Caldwell of Little Rock AR. His stepchildren Jesse Kyzer, Eric Kyzer, and David Kyzer, 6 step grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and their families.
He is preceded in death by his Mother Clydean White, West Fork, AR; Grandparents Everette and Mildred White and Roy and Nellie Daniels, all of Booneville AR, and many beloved aunts and uncles.
Anyone fortunate enough to know Roy knows his passions lay in exploring and sharing the deep woods and flowing rivers with his children, family and friends. Countless dirt road & river miles have accumulated between those that joined him and gained from his wisdom and experience. Tales from his past adventures have become local legends and lore.
His wit and affiliative humor came naturally and he will be remembered for being the source of many smiles and belly rolling laughs.
Roy served in the United States Air Force before studying at the University of Arkansas. At the age of 20, Roy started working for the United States Postal Service and stayed for over 45 years.
A true outdoorsman, Roy knew how to have a good time no matter the weather. He served the best camp meals, provided the campfire entertainment, taught the next generation, and could have the most fun on any excursion.
In 2005 he successfully ushered himself and 16 others down 225 Colorado River miles through the Grand Canyon. He repeated this trip in 2012 and many more whitewater adventures around the country bringing him the title of river dad.
Roy will be missed by many and loved forever. His services are scheduled for 2pm on Friday January 5, 2024 at Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville followed by graveside services at Baptist Ford in Greenland.