Ira Beauregard White, IV

20 octobre 194910 octobre 2020

Ira Beauregard White, IV, 70 passed away peacefully in Naples, Florida.

Mr. White was a Norfolk native and resided in the Tidewater area most of his life. He retired as a sound engineer and lifelong musician. His passions included serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and family. He shared his testimony through his music in praise and worship and as a sound engineer.

Survivors include a daughter Rebecca Smith and husband Michael; a son Joel White and wife Crissy; eight grandchildren, Xavier, Thomas, Alexandria, Taylor, Areyona, Joel, Brooke and Alli; a sister Marcia Wickencamp and husband Richard, Sr.; a half brother Eddie Brown and wife Sue and half sister Pamela Bell.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 18, 11:00a.m. officiated by Michael Smith at Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.


  • Rebecca Smith and husband Michael, Daughter
  • Joel White and wife Crissy, Son
  • Xavier, Grandchild
  • Thomas, Grandchild
  • Alexandria, Grandchild
  • Taylor, Grandchild
  • Areyona, Grandchild
  • Joel, Grandchild
  • Brooke, Grandchild
  • Alli, Grandchild
  • Marcia Wickencamp and husband Richard, Sr., Sister
  • Eddie Brown and wife Sue, Half Brother
  • Pamela Bell, Half Sister
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  • Visitation

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  • Graveside Service

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Ira Beauregard White, IV


Waymond Harrison

18 octobre , 2020

I met Ira at one of the many events that Michael and Becky have invited me to. He was very kind with a very gentle and peaceful demeanor. He had a very light sense of humor but was very easy to converse with and had a sharp and brilliant mind. I enjoyed the time I got to know him. He gave us a wonderful daughter named Rebecca (Becky) who with her husband Michael have adopted me into her family. He will be missed very much.

Richard Wickenkamp

17 octobre , 2020

I met Ira when he moved to Glenmont Street in Falls Church Virginia in 1964. We became friends, during the summer as I attended boarding school the rest of the year. Ira and I formed a folk singing group that performed at local church events. Then it happened. He introduced me to his twin sister Marcia. In 1968, I made my best friend my brother-in-law.
Thank you Ira for sharing your family with me. Marcia and I celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2018, and while you couldn't be there, you were, and always will be such an important part of our family. Looking forward to seeing you in paradise later on.
Dick and Marcia Wickenkamp

Phil Machen

17 octobre , 2020

Ira (Petey) is my cousin and more importantly, my friend. Florida was not kind to him, and the time we spent together was not always happy. Well, we said, when we get back together in Fall 2020, things will have calmed down and it will time to have some fun, fishing, diving, etc. He craved to be with Sue more than anything, so my grief should be happiness for him. But he was my friend.....

Bobby Smith

17 octobre , 2020

The world has lost a kind, smart and caring man. Godspeed Ira

Sandy Matteo

16 octobre , 2020

Though we only got to know you a few years ago, you touched so many people here with your thoughtfulness, kindness your sense of humor and your music. We waited for you to return to Florida but now you left suddenly again but this time you’ve found your home with God. I will miss that smile. You made a lot of people very happy that you came into their lives and their hearts

Oranee Sailes

15 octobre , 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting and learning some sound engineering tips from. Mr. White during his wife's memorial service. I've never met someone so kind and humble. My prayers are with you as you walk through your loss. May God's Grace and Peace rest upon the family.

Judy Kirkman

15 octobre , 2020

Ira was the kindest, most considerate and genuinely talented people I have ever known. His love of music and the Lord will never be forgotten. He walks with the Lord with Cindy beside him in fields of gold.... He is so very missed...

Thomas Goodman

15 octobre , 2020

When Ira and I were about 12 we would sit on his Grandmothers bed for hours while he learned to play ukulele. The gift was from Mr. Gray a neighbor across the street. Ira was a natural and taught himself quickly. Ira immediately started to write songs using simple tunes. His first song was “She was mine in my heart”. In reflection, I believe the song was about the future love of his life, Susan. We were close friends for 58 years and spoke weekly. I have never known a kinder more loving man. I will miss you Ira but one day we will be together again sitting on that bed while you play guitar and sing. You are one of a kind, I love you. Tom Goodman

Linda Roshto

15 octobre , 2020

Ira was a brother-in-law for much of my life but seemed more like a true brother to me. I will always remember his dry sense of humor and his great love of music. He always seemed to be so calm and at peace in all situations. He will be missed. Rest in peace Sir.

Pamela White Bell

15 octobre , 2020

I am going to miss you very much Ira.
Your home with Susan now where you longed to be but I wish you could have stayed with us a little longer.
Tell Dad, Mom and my husband I love and miss them too.
We will all be together again one day.
Your sister Pamela 💕