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Bobby Gene White
November 12, 1933 - June 30, 2023

Bobby Gene White of Trumann, departed this life on Friday, June 30th at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 18 days.  Mr. White was born Sunday, November 12, 1933 in Louisville, Miss., and had lived in Trumann for the past 60 years.  He was a supervisor for Massy-Fergusonin Payneway for many years; veteran of the United State Army having served during the Korean War and a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church.  He is preceded in death by five sisters, four brothers and was the son of the late Tennie W. “T.W.” and Pearl Bateman White. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Norma Whitlatch White of the home; two sons, Gary Van White and wife Tracy and Gregory Dale White and Laura Cook both of Trumann; four grandchildren, Colby Van White, Morgan Elizabeth White, Cain Whitlatch White and Will Ryan White. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church near Trumann. A Celebration of life will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Jim Duffel and Rev. Kim Bridges officiating and eulogy by Morgan White. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. Active Pallbearers will be Kenny White, Doug Trenthem, Ryan Richardson, Nick Richardson, Colby White, Cain White and Will Ryan White. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Maple Grove Baptist Church and his Sunday School Class. Lasting memorial may be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church, 13509 Maple Grove Lane, Trumann, AR  72472. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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July 7, 2023
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Maple Grove Baptist Church
13509 Maple Grove Lane
Trumann, AR

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Funeral Service

July 7, 2023
02:00 PM

Maple Grove Baptist Church
13509 Maple Grove Lane
Trumann, AR

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  1. Tammy McNatt, Trumann, Ar says

    I just found out tonight. I am saddened to here of Bob passing. I remember when I bought our home 28 years ago next to Granny Bessie. All of you were so kind to us and I got to know all of you. I remember Bob liked to cut up. Norma I love you and prayers for understanding and strength to get through the days to come. My prayers for your boys and many other loved ones. God bless, Tammy and Trandon McNatt.

  2. Linda McDaniel, Trumann, Arkansas says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. ????????????

  3. Linda McDanuel, Trumann says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. ????????????

  4. Debbie Martin, says

    Norma, I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. He was a wonderful kind man and I learned to love him as I do you over my visits. Love and prayers to the entire family.

  5. Bettye Thompson Larner, Titusville says

    Norma I am so sorry for this loss! I told someone that I have known the Whites all my life and they were all so special! Norma I pray for peace and understanding for you and the family as you navigate life without this precious man! Much love Bettye

  6. Jeff Jones, Savannah, GA, USA says

    May your memories of this good man comfort you as you celebrate his life. I keep you all in my prayers.

  7. Richard Armstrong , Marktree says

    So sry for the lost Bob was a good man

  8. Terrie Ponder (& John), Carrollton says

    Bob has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember — such an extraordinary husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He will live in my heart forever as family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  9. Lynn Osment, Trumann,Ar says

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bob’s family.

  10. Rhonda miles , Jonesboro says

    Prayers for comfort -cause i know he is already missed, but we will all meet again,and where he is, there is no suffering or pain.love yall.

  11. Nathan mcmasters, Bay says

    Sorry for y’all’s loss. He was a wonderful man. I thought the world of him.

  12. Tip Shipp, Trumann,Ar. says

    One of the nicest people you will ever meet

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