Funeral services for Mr. Rodney White, 86, will at First Baptist Church of Homer at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, with the Rev. Brian Thurman and the Rev. Andy Prince officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home at 405 East 5th St. in Homer, from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. White was born in Minden, on July 2, 1929, to Gus Nathaniel and Jodie Abercrombie White. He entered into rest Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Homer following a long illness. Mr. White lived in the Crossroads Community growing up, but left home when he was 16 years old and started operating heavy equipment in Shreveport. This occupation was one he continued throughout his working days. Mr. White was a loving father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend that would do all he could for someone in need. He owned and operated several construction companies in Claiborne Parish and loved working with his cows on the farm.
Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph White; and two sisters, Dimple Averett and Kitty Kirkpatrick.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Linda Alspaugh White; a son, Jamie White and wife Lori of Athens: four daughters, Stephanie Sims and husband Brian of Homer, Joyce Tarter and husband Randy of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Rhonda Kendrick and husband Mike of Haughton and Kathy Royer and husband Monte of Bernice; eight grandchildren, Gunner Griffith, Dacoda Skinner, Saydie Sims, Dakota Royer, Levi Royer, Laurie Morgan, Amber Beatty and husband Justin, and Brian Kendrick and wife Alisa; five great-grandchildren, Tucker, Easton, Knox, Alanna and Corbin; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jake Tabor, John Skinner, Keith Smith, Whit Perry, Keith Owens and Jimmy Bailey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Perry, Monte Royer, Keith Gantt, Wayland Smith, Grady Douglas, Jim Crisler and Brian Sims.
For friends considering memorials honoring Mr. White, his family suggests First Baptist Church of Homer or Emmanuel Baptist Church of Arcadia.