James W. 'Jim' White

James W. "Jim" White

Sep 13, 1931 - Jul 19, 2009
Funeral services for James W. White of Kinnear will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. The Rev. Cleve McSwain will officiate.

Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery with a military honor guard from Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.

There will be a viewing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, at the funeral home.

Mr. White died at his home Sunday morning, July 19, 2009. He was 77.

James W. White was born on Sept. 13, 1931, in Aurora, W.V., the son of Cecil Wilburn White and Mary (Fauber) White.

He was a retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1952-1972, including tours of duty in Viet Nam.

On April 25, 1979, he married Lynda R. Harmer in Merced, Calif.

He lived in Atwater, Calif., from 1963 to 1991 when he moved to Pavillion in June of that year. He built his own home in Kinnear in 1996.

Mr. White was a master carpenter, rancher, and cabinet maker.

His family said that after he retired from the military, Mr. White enjoyed fishing, hunting, reloading and shooting, family gatherings, country music, playing the guitar and singing, and his dog, Pixie.

He was a member of the Military Officers' Association and the N.R.A.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda of Kinnear; sons, Michael White of Tucson, Ariz., James Matthew White and wife Pamela of Riverton, Daniel White and Jane Sittonof Riverton; daughters, Liz White of Winton, Calif., and Jackie Lopez-White of Allen, Texas; seven grandchildren, Royce, Jordan, Taylor, Christopher, Hannah, Douglas, and Clayton; brothers, Royce White of Pavillion and Robert and Gayle White of Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Ellen Moyers and husband Richard and Shirley Didawick, all of Virginia; sister-in-law, Deloris McCutcheon of West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Thomas and Edwin.

Memorials may be made to the Riverton Animal Shelter, or any Cancer Society of Donor’s Choice, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.