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White, Roy E. -

Roy E. White

Plainwell - Roy passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Wings Home in Allegan. He was born May 19, 1941 in Tyronza, Arkansas, the son of Benjamin and Myrtle (Qualls) White. Roy proudly served his country in the US Army. For over 30 years he had worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at Rieth-Riley Construction and had worked for 5 years at Kenworth retiring in 2016. In his spare time Roy enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, gardening, camping, working around his house and yard, raising chickens, driving trucks and following NASCAR especially Bill Elliott. Most of all Roy loved spending time with his family and giving golf cart rides to his grandchildren and his best friend Dixie his beloved lab. Roy attended the Shelbyville United Methodist Church. On November 3, 1962 he married Nancy Schultz who survives. Also surviving are his children, Shawna (Tod) Steele of Kalamazoo, David (Laurie) White of Hickory Corners, Patty (Steve) Hover of Plainwell and Stacy (Jeff Laylon) Simpson of Plainwell; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Ann Vaughn, Christine Grant, Martha McClellan; many special nieces and nephews and his dear friends, Lyle and Mary. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a niece. Friends may visit with Roy’s family from 5-8 P.M., Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Shelbyville United Methodist Church with Pastor Sean Kidd officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Roy may be made to the Wings Home in Allegan. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078