Walter Eugene White Sr., age 77, passed away on January 15, 2021 in Suffolk, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph James White, Jr, and Annie Belle Reid White; and brother, William A. “Dot” White. He is survived by his loving wife Bertha Liverman White of Suffolk, VA and son Walter E. White, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA. Walter has three granddaughters, Lauren White of Norfolk, VA, and Mya White and Olivia White, both of Lincoln, NE. He is also survived by his brother Joseph J. “Butch” White III of Brooklyn, NY and two sisters, Delores A. Jones of Columbia, SC and Kathryn W. Griffin (Gregory) of Jacksonville, FL, as well as an uncle Aaron White (Norma) of Hampton, VA and two aunts Adell Williams of Wake Forest, NC and Pearlie Barnes of Detroit, MI. Walter also leaves behind three nieces, two nephews, three grandnephews, three grandnieces, one great grandniece, and host of cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Born on September 23, 1943 in Elizabeth City, NC, Walter graduated from P.W. Moore High School in 1962. He married Bertha, his longlife sweetheart, in December of 1966. Walter was drafted several months before the draft was eliminated and was proud to be an Army Veteran, having served in Germany and at Fort Bragg. He served in the military from 1973 to 1983. After getting out of the military, Walter had a business in janitorial services. During his youth, Walter was proud to watch his son play football and run track, disputing anyone who didn’t agree that no one was faster than Jr. Before being drafted, Walter played a couple of years of softball, excited that one of those years was on a team with his father. He was an avid bowler for several years. Walter enjoyed playing cards and checkers and watching NFL games, NBA games, and tennis on TV.