Stephen Clifford “Steve” White, Jr. 67 passed away on October 21, 2013 at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC after 80 days in a coma brought on by burn wounds suffered in a tragic accident at his family farm on August 3, 2013. Steve battled through burns over 30% of his body, pneumonia, renal failure and breathing difficulties prior to finally succumbing to cardiac arrest. He was, in death, as tough, committed and caring as he was in life.
Steve was born in Warrenton, Virginia on March 14, 1946 to Stephen Clifford White, Sr. and Lillian Hixson White Dixon. Both his parents and his sister, Marie White Tinsley, preceded him in death. He attended Culpeper County High School where he was dedicated to the 4-H Club and outdoor activities, hobbies that stayed with him throughout his life. He married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Broyles, on Saturday, August 12, 1967. Steve dearly loved, his family and friends, his farm, hunting and fishing, photography, technology, Virginia Tech Football, and visiting Charleston, SC. He was funny, caring, giving, handy and knowledgeable.
Steve’s career included managing plant floors and job sites. His greatest fulfillment came as a bridge inspector with the Virginia Department of Transportation “VDOT”. He was widely recognized for his attention to detail and commitment to quality. Three years ago he took early retirement in order to help raise his grandchildren, whom he taught to fish, including the building of a pond on the family property, and help foster in them the curiosity that served Steve throughout his life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Broyles White, his son, Stephen Craig Broyles White and his wife Kristin Adlam White, and grandchildren Rosalee Gracin and Stephen Cutler all of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Steve’s daughter, Wendy White Lybrand, her husband, Fred Lybrand and their children Fred Everett and Lillian Isolde, all of Chapel Hill, NC. He was a wonderful father, husband and friend. He will be greatly missed.
The Family and Friends visitation will be Thursday, 10/24 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel from 5:00-8:00 in the evening. Location:
Found and Sons Funeral Chapel
850 Sperryville Pike
Culpeper, VA 22701
Ph: 800 207-3530
Driving Directions: http://www.foundandsons.com/who-we-are/our-facilities
Funeral services will be held at Culpeper United Methodist Church at 11:00 am Friday 10/25. That location will be:
Culpeper United Methodist Church
1233 Oak Lawn Dr.
Culpeper, VA 22701
Church Phone: 540.825.0764
The burial will follow the funeral service Friday 10/25 at the family plots in Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Reva, VA about 20 minutes away from the Church.
Bethel Baptist Church Of Reva
6262 Hoover Rd, Reva, VA 22735
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Memory of Stephen C. White, Jr. to the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center by going to http://medicalfoundationofnc.org/ On the website please go to “Giving” and then “Make a Gift Online.” Once there in the second drop down box, please make sure to select N.C. Jaycee Burn Center 343670 and then under “Gift Details” check “This gift is made in honor or memory of someone” and the complete the “Tribute Information” section. Online condolences may be left at www.hallwynne.com.
Local arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.