James (Jim) Le Roy White, 81, of Shenandoah, Iowa passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 of natural causes at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah. Jim was born to the late Jesse Lawrence White and Wanda Twila (Shook) White in Deer Creek Township (rural Strahan, Iowa) on December 30, 1938.
He attended high school in Tabor, Iowa. On July 19, 1959, Jim was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Glasgo. They were blessed with three children, Christa L. White, James (Jay) White, and Brenda M. White.
On January 20, 1958, Jim enlisted in the Army and served 10 plus years. He was stationed in Germany on several occasions and Fort Hood, Texas. He was honorably discharged on March 28, 1968 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
On June 23, 1985, Jim was united in marriage to Margaret Ann (Stark) White in Sidney, Iowa. They made Shenandoah their home with the exception of the ten years they lived in Springdale, Arkansas. Jim worked his whole life as a diesel mechanic and heavy equipment mechanic. He retired from Anderson Excavating of Omaha, Nebraska.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents; wife Margaret, and sister, Constance White. Survivors include his three children, Christa L. White, Jay White and Brenda Achenbach and husband, Michael; Margaret's son, Greg Stark and wife Rosie of Essex, IA; six siblings, Marion White of Omaha, NE, Ester White of Colorado, Lawrence White and wife Linda, Ethel Anita White, Steve White and wife Pat and Deborah Boren and husband Mike, all of Tabor, IA; four grandchildren, Jesse Ray Sparks, Tosha Stalder, Tory Stalder and Sara Biel; seven great grandchildren, Riley, Chyane, Georgia, Camdyn, Piper, Landon and Tessa, close family friends Cathy and Manning Paez; other relatives and friends.
Memorial graveside services with military honors will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:00 am at the Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schram Rd, Omaha, NE 68138 at the committal shelter. Rosie Stark will give words of comfort. Columbarium inurnment will take place following the service. Open visitation at the funeral home will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Memorials in Jim's name are being directed to the family. Professional services and arrangements are entrusted to Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah.
Thank you, Jim, for your service.
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