BETHLEHEM – Robert Lewis White, 72, passed away Friday January 3, 2014.
He was a Member of the Bethlehem First Baptist Church for 47 years, where he served as a deacon for 43 years, Brotherhood President, church Trustee and Sunday school teacher. He was presently teaching the adult men’s Sunday school class. He was also a member of the Carter Hill Masonic Lodge and was one of the first Boy Scout leaders in Bethlehem. Mr. White retired from the Georgia National Guard after 33 years of service, serving 28 of those years as a technician. He worked in the past at Athens Street Service Station and most presently at Akins Ford as a driver. He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Richard White.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances Hayes White, Bethlehem; two daughters, Melissa Stinchcomb(Mike), Bethlehem, and Melanie Futch (Joshua), Bethlehem; mother, Latrell Canup White, Bethlehem; and four grandchildren, Adam and Brandon Stinchcomb and Trent and Lindsey Futch.
Visitation will be Monday January 6, from 2 till 4 p.m. and 6 till 9 p.m. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday December 7, at Bethlehem First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Segars and Mike Peevy, and Pastor Jason Britt officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Clifford Peters, Steve Pierce, Roger Pendley, Benny Carroll and Randall Saunders.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.