Clarence William White Jr., 74, of Statesville, N.C., went to his forever home on January 29, 2021 in the early morning with family by his side after a hard-fought illness at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born September 17, 1946, to the late Clarence and Pauline White. Junior worked at Southern Furniture as a fork lift operator.

In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by his wife Lola White and beloved dog Missy; and two brothers, Eddie and Elmer White.

He is survived by five sisters, Wilma Dean Houston of Mooresville, Gladys Smith (Mike) of Stony Point, Marie Marusak (Greg), Hazel Fox, and Mary Goforth (Keith) of Statesville.; two stepdaughters, Sandy Gregory (Jerry) and Kathy Fox (Randy) of Statesville; one beloved granddaughter, Amanda Gregory (Michael) of Indian Land, S.C.; and a special friend, Jean Deal.

He loved, cherished and was so proud of all his family and friends. All who knew him loved him. A kind and sweet gentle soul who would give you the shirt off his back, he will be greatly missed. His passions included fishing, gardening, yard work and working on lawnmowers. A huge thank you to all who supported and cared for him over the past few months. Family, friends and staff at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Your compassion and caring did not go unnoticed and we are forever grateful. He is now whole and free with all those who have gone before him. We will see you again soon, Pawpaw! Cancer and Covid have robbed us all of so many of our loved ones.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 1,2021, at Bethel UMC. Rev. Ronald Setzer will officiate. The body will lie in State on Monday February 1, at Chapman Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Due to Covid-19, we ask that all follow CDC guidelines.

Memorials may be given to Bethel UMC Cemetery Fund, 168 Lookout Dam Rd. Statesville, NC 28625.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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