Obituary: William 'Bill' Clyde White, NOV. 26, 1956 — JUNE 24, 2020

William "Bill" Clyde White
Posted: Jun. 25, 2020 9:00 am

William "Bill" Clyde White, 63, of New London, Missouri, passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Missouri. Pastor Dale Cochran will officiate. 

Friends and family are invited to Bill's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 3-4 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020, at the funeral home.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal, Missouri.

Bill was born November 26, 1956, in Pontiac, Michigan to C.C. White and Patsy K. Foster White.

He was married to Catherine R. "Cathy" Shobe on December 28, 1990, in Hannibal, Missouri. She survives. 

Other survivors include five children, Justin White of Hannibal, Missouri, Josh White of Quincy, Illinois, Russell Tobias of Hannibal, Missouri, Andrew Tobias of St. Louis, Missouri and Amber White of Bowling Green, Missouri; two brothers, Eric White (Gail) of Hannibal, Missouri and Richard White of Hannibal, Missouri; and 1 sister, Lori Embree (Alan) of Hannibal, Missouri. He is also survived by several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his mother in law, Janet A. Shobe; and one sister-in-law, Ruth White.

Professionally Bill worked as a supervisor for Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc.

Away from work Bill loved to travel with his wife Cathy. Trips to Hawaii, Virginia Beach and Austin, Texas were some of Bill's favorites. Golfing, fishing and simply enjoying time with family were activities Bill enjoyed. A wonderful cook, Bill often enjoyed cooking for company gatherings and always prepared the most delicious brisket each Christmas for family. A lover of history of all eras, Bill especially liked to explore historical sites of early American and Civil War history.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth Jenson Village in Bowling Green, Missouri.

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