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Bill G. White

July 16, 1933February 5, 2021
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Bill was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 5, 2021. His wife was by his side as she always has been over the past 68 years.

Bill was born in Cambridge, Ohio 87 years ago to his Father and Mother, Henry Lee & Belle (Postlethwaite) White. He was born (on the kitchen table no less) into a family of five brothers (Leland, Gale, Donald, Bud and Robert) and one sister, Alene Riggs. They have all predeceased him. If you asked he would tell you that he was always his Mom’s favorite.

He was raised in Michigan and ended up graduating from Goodrich High School in 1950. His claim to fame was that he was quite the basketball player in High School.

In 1952 Bill fell in love with and married Dorothy (Buchanan) in Flint, Michigan. They had a true Christian based marriage. After Bill’s retirement you would oftentimes find them at the kitchen table holding hands and telling each other “I Love You”.

Shortly after their marriage Bill was drafted into the United States Army. He was assigned to guard the Iron Curtain in Germany during the Korean conflict. He rose in the ranks while he was there and was promoted to be his Staff Sargent’s assistant. He was proud of the time he served his Country. When he returned home from the service Bill and Dorothy, together with several others in the Grand Blanc community, started Faith Lutheran Church in the theater downtown in 1956. Bill served in his church faithfully until he was no longer able. He was a devout Lutheran. We can’t even count the number of people he helped bring into Faith. Although he never made it known, the steeple on top of Faith Lutheran Church was placed by him. He always said that a church isn’t a church without a steeple pointing toward Heaven. Bill and Dorothy were the only Charter members remaining.

Bill and Dorothy had two children of their marriage: Melinda (Lindy) (Robert) Nicol and Mike (Lisa) White of Grand Blanc. They have four grandchildren, Jonathon (Tiffany) Conquest, Sarah Conquest (Stacey McNabb) and four great-grandchildren, Sean, Anna, Annabelle and Sophia.

After Bill’s discharge from the Army he began his career working for Yerkey’s Chevrolet in downtown Grand Blanc. He then moved on to Skaff Carpet & Furniture for several years. When he left Skaff’s he was the manager of the Furniture Store in downtown Flint. Bill then joined his brother in the Steel Erection business in 1976. They became General Contractors in 1978. In 1987 he bought out his brother and changed the name of the company to B.G. White Construction Company. Bill thoroughly enjoyed working in the construction business and came in every day until he suffered a stroke three years ago. That didn’t stop him though from asking his kids regularly, who have carried on the business, “How are things going at work and what jobs are lined up?” We always knew he may not be at the office but he was close by!

Bill was a true family man with a great sense of humor who enjoyed spending quality time with his family at their summer home. He enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the beautiful sunsets, smoking his tiparillo’s and doing crossword puzzles. He was an avid hockey fan and watched the Red Wings win four Stanley cups. His family meant the world to him and he cherished any time we could spend together. You always knew where you stood with him. If he was upset with you he would raise that one eyebrow and you knew you better shape up. Bill was quite an inspiration to his family and their friends. He was always willing to listen and gave great advice, if you asked for it.

A special THANK YOU to Bill’s caregivers, Tara, Susan, Cindy, Raedean, Tawana and Right-at-Home for all the special attention and care given to him.

Contributions in Bill’s name can be made to Faith Lutheran Church or the charity of one’s choice.

The family will greet friends for a memorial visitation from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc. Memorial Service will take place at 1:00pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, 12534 Holly Rd., Grand Blanc. Inurnment with military honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a future date.

In accordance with state and local mandates, please wear a facial covering, practice social distancing and compliance with visiting limitations.

Fond memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.HillFH.com

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Linda Holloway

February 10, 2021

Dorothy,
I so enjoyed having you and Bill as clients--he was a real sweetheart and a joy to work with and your love for one another was so obvious. And to share 68 years together--what a gift from God.
Linda Holloway

Sue Fox (Beekman)

February 9, 2021


Bill played such an important role in our family , along with Dorothy. Being God parents to our children, but also being such a loving, caring and encouraging person. It was clear that he adored his wife and children and was such an wonderful example of what a devoted husband and father lived. I will always have a special place in my heart for Bill and his family as well.

Pat Kane

February 9, 2021

I worked for Bill at Skaff’s, great manger and teacher. He made you feel good about your self and the job you did. RIP Bill

Pat Kane

Carol Walker

February 9, 2021

Sorry to hear of Bills passing. Praying for you Dorothy, Lindy and Mike.

With Love,
Carol Walker

Laura Weirauch, Lemke

February 9, 2021

I grew up knowing the Whites. Baby sat Lindy on a few occasions. My parents were also charter members at Faith and my sister, Ruth was on of the first piano and organ players. So sorry for the family. May God be with you all knowing you will see each other in Heaven someday.

Mike Benmark

February 8, 2021

We lost a very special man when Bill White went to the Lord. A person if they are lucky to meet someone at a young age that truly helped to shape your life and Bill White was mine. I feel very fortunate to have him in my life. Thank your Bill!

Thomas (Tim) Guith

February 8, 2021

I worked with & for Bill as a 16 year old until about 19 at Skaff Furniture. I thought I should use Bill’s values & kindness as a Model for the rest of my Life! Bill treated all those he encountered with the same smile & friendly Hello! His Wife & Kids were so lucky to have had such a loving Husband & Father!!
God Bless & My Prayers are with All the Family, Tim Guith

Thomas Rusch

February 8, 2021

I am so sad to hear of Bill's passing. It was an honor to have known him, and worked with him on Faith's stewardship programs and ushering duties. He was very inspirational to me. Dorothy, Lindy, Mike, may the Lord comfort and be with you.

Elden Britton

February 8, 2021

We have lost a very dear friend. I met Bill 55 years ago when I went to work for Skaff's. He was a true gentleman and helpful in every way I admired him greatly and was so impressed by his devotion to Dorothy, Lindy and Mike. They came first in everything he did. Butch started working there a few years later and saw what I always knew, Bill was the best of the best. It was the start of a wonderful friendship. As the years flew by like they always do, Bill and Butch kept in touch. Mostly from the family needing a new car but even then it was the friendship that mattered. Its hard to explain but in Bill we saw joy and it was his family and faith that kept him that way. We will miss you forever, Billy.
With utmost sympathy,
Butch and Carol Britton

Phillip Fisk

February 8, 2021

Have so many great memories with Bill and Dot, Times in Harbor Springs smoking a cigar waiting for the girls to shop.

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