James “Jim” Douglas White, “The Cute One,” as he always said, passed on to be with his Mom and Dad after a long battle with cancer at 6:20 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at his home with family around him.

James “Jim” Douglas White, “The Cute One,” as he always said, passed on to be with his Mom and Dad after a long battle with cancer at 6:20 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at his home with family around him.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, Mo. Fr. Mike Quinn will officiate.

Friends and family are invited to Jim's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

James was born July 11, 1950, in Hannibal, Mo., to Anthony Lee White and Ester Fay Hohimer White.

Those left to cherish his memory are two brothers, Kenneth Anthony White (Brenda) of Hannibal, Mo. and Tony Eugene White (Debbie) of Hannibal, Mo.; three sisters, Rose Mary Ulry (Joe) of Hannibal, Mo., Elizabeth Ann Tuggle (Tom) of Hannibal, Mo., and Meta Faye Gunn (Larry) of Hannibal, Mo. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Tina Horstmeyer.

He was previously employed at Rival and the Shelter Workshop. Jim was President of Missouri Disability Rights Coalition, a member of the Sons of the American Legion and a member of the Prince Avenue Baptist Church, where he was baptized on Aug. 24, 1997.

Jim captivated the hearts of many. In his younger days, he enjoyed swimming and fishing with Herman Dodd. He also had accomplished a ten-mile walk (wheelchair), with a stray dog alongside him in 1971. He played in wheelchair basketball games in 1982, his team was called the Hannibal Rollers. Both the ten-mile walk and basketball games were events for the March of Dimes. Jim also played wheelchair basketball for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13 in 1977, the team was called the Bowling Green All Stars.

Jim loved his three wheel motorcycle — it was his pride and joy. Jim also had a passion for drag racing, especially in his 1967 Plymouth Silver Satellite and his 1972 Chevy Malibu. He also liked to play pool and was on Leroy Vance's Pool Team. In his free time, Jim liked to watch westerns, like the "Rifleman" and "Gunsmoke" or "fake wrestling," as Jim called it, often snacking on his favorite treat, plain M&Ms. Jim also collected everything red, white and blue with eagles. CB radio was another hobby of Jim's, he usually went by the handle, "Little Chopper."

Jim also enjoyed drinking coffee at Joe's Diner and visiting with friends. Jim was a loving brother, uncle, and friend who never knew a stranger. He made a mark in life everywhere he went. Jim was always in good spirits, even when he was in pain. He was a ray of sunshine and he will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to James E. Cary Cancer Center, Hannibal Nutrition Center or Community Loving Care Hospice.

Pallbearers will be Edward Parsons, Charles Parsons, Kyle Murdock, Eric White, Jeremy Carroll, Dave Hubbard Jr., Jeff Horstmeyer and Robert White.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Hubbard Sr., Vernon Finlaw, Leroy Vance, Richard White and Paul Williams.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com .

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