PALMYRA — Robert L. “Bob” White, 76, of Palmyra, left his earthly home for Heaven on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Bob was born on July 1, 1942, in Eureka Springs, Ark., the son of Willie and Anna (Parker) White.
Bob spent his childhood in Arkansas and moved to Palmyra at the age of 13, and graduated from Palmyra-Eagle High School.
On June 25, 1966, Bob married Linda Borth at the Palmyra United Methodist Church and the two would go on to enjoy 53 years of marriage together. God blessed their union with two loving children.
Bob worked a few jobs throughout his working career but most of them involved driving truck. Bob loved to drive, and he and Linda owned a few of their own businesses that incorporated shipping and hauling.
Bob was stubborn, engaging and loved his family. He was at his best when surrounded by those he loved. His loving family remembers the family get-togethers and picnics that they shared.
Bob also was a man of deep faith and lived his faith for all to see. Faith in Jesus was the most important thing in Bob’s life.
One example of his faith in action was ministering to inmates at the Jefferson County Jail for more than 13 years. Bob was a good man, and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Linda White; his two children, Brenda (Brian) Jalas and Gary (Stacey) White; his beloved grandchildren, Kyle White and Anna Jalas; his three brothers, Lee (the late Bernadine), Charles (the late Sandy) and Jim (Mary) White. He also is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his three sisters, Ruth (Arlyn) Blomgren, JoAnn (the late Roger) Schroeder and Betty White.
A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Gibson Family Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, WI 53156 with the Rev. Jeffrey Steiner presiding.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of service. A family burial will take place at a later date.
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