It is with great sadness and shattered hearts that we inform you of the passing of such a wonderful man. . .
Steven James White, 48, passed away December 15, 2020 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. Steve was born December 13, 1972, son of Sharon Gaye and the late Harry James White.
Steve was employed by Nelson Brothers, LLC. He was a member of the Boone County Chapter of the Brothers of the Wheel, whom nicknamed him “Grasshopper” and Moose Lodge #2130; and a member of the IOWP.
Steve enjoyed riding buggies and ATVs in the woods, camping, riding motorcycles, working on vehicles and spending time with the ones he loved, especially his grand babies.
Steve was well known for his contagious smile, fun-loving personality, passion for vehicles, but most of all the immense love for his family. Steve never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone when needed. “He was definitely a great man to learn from and want to be like,” as described by a friend. To know him was to love him. Those that did not have the opportunity to get to know Steve, we sincerely apologize for your loss.
In addition to his father, Harry James, Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents Ocie and Opal White and Pete and Gaye Ritchie; and sister -in-law, Lisa Kay Zirkle.
Those left to cherish his memory and mourn the loss of such a great man is Steve’s wife, Carla, whom he always referred to as his best friend and the love of his life; daughters, Stevie (Allan) McCormick and Brianna (John) Dempsey; grandsons, Landon James, Braxton and Cole; granddaughters, Sofia Kay and #2 due March 2021; mother, Sharon Gaye White; father and mother-in-law, George and Drema Rash; brothers, Scott Grant of Lancaster, SC, David (Amy) White and Mark (Leslie) White all of Bim, WV; sister-in-law, Alana Dillon; brother-in-law, Ira Rash; nephews, Brayden White, Jameson “Reese” Kimbler, Tucker and Max Knittle, Christopher, Donnie, Andrew and Braxton Markins; nieces, Chelsea Knittle, Kiley Grant, Michaela Kimbler, Shayla, Kensley and Mylee White, Luna Ray, Olivia White, Braylee Adkins, Kaylee, Aria and Sage Markins and niece due May 2021; and a host of extended family and innumerable friends.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 18 at Bim Freewill Baptist Church with Scotty Elswick officiating. Interment will be in Green Cemetery, Bim, WV per Steve’s wishes.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Handley Funeral Home in Danville is assisting the family.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of BCAA, BMH, the flight crew, and Ruby Memorial Hospital. The family would also like to express sincere gratitude to the numerous close friends, family and neighbors for the outpouring of love and support since this tragedy began.