James David “Jimmy” White Sr., age 74 of Pulaski has gone home to be with the Lord after a long hard-fought battle with COPD. Born Aug. 1, 1935 in Pulaski, he was the son of the late Earnest D. and Mary M. White.
Mr. White retired in 1993 as electrician and maintenance supervisor for the Pulaski County School Board. He served in the United States Army and the Virginia Army National Guard for a number of years. He also served as a volunteer captain with 44 years of service for the Pulaski Fire Department and was a life-time member. His last job with help from his grandson; Thorne was delivering flowers part-time for a Main Street Flower Shop.
He attended the Pulaski Church of God for many years. His very active life included; State Forest Warden, game hunting, school bus driver and other part-time jobs.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and all the staff at the VA Medical Center for their kindness and care to Jimmy and family during his long illness.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Kalima S. White of Pulaski; son David White Jr. and wife, Mary Ann of Pulaski; daughter Stephanie W. Draper and husband, Danny of Pulaski; grandson Thorne Tolbert; granddaughters Teri Underwood, Kayla White, and Michelle White; great grandsons Xavier Hall and Dadrian Hall; brothers Robert (Buddy) White and wife, Nancy of Blacksburg, Earnie White of Narrows; sister Mary Andrews and husband, Dana of Pulaski; nephews Gene and Jeffrey White of Narrows and Douglas Andrews of Pulaski; a number of great nephews and a great niece in Narrows.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Pulaski Church of God, Bobwhite Blvd. with Pastor Todd Stiffler officiating.
Interment will follow at the Thornspring Methodist Church Cemetery, Pulaski. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski. To send family your online condolences, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com. Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.