Cotten Funeral Home


Richard L. White Sr.

March 4, 1939February 12, 2021

Richard L. White, Sr, 81, went to be with his heavenly father on Friday, February 12, 2021. He is formerly from Deep Creek, VA and now resides in Newport, NC.

He is survived by the love of his life, Shirie A. White, married 62 years. He is survived my his children, son, Richard L. White, Jr. (Cathy) of Chesapeake, VA and daughter, Sherrine R.W. Daggett (David) of Havelock, NC. Richard has four grandchildren, Lauren White of Chesapeake, VA, Richard L. White, III "Trey" of Washington, DC, Dalaney and Carley Daggett of Havelock, NC and one great grandchild Sebastian O. White, Chesapeake, VA. A very special sister-in-law, Sabra Thompson, Phoenix, AZ that Richard enjoyed teasing very much. Many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vivian N. White and Lillian Booker White formerly of Deep Creek, VA, sisters Betty Anderson of San Bernardino, CA, Doris Rawls, Norfolk, VA, Shirley Adams, Lynchburg, VA.

Richard was a longtime resident of Deep Creek in Chesapeake, VA. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 33 years. Upon his retirement in 1993 he enjoyed living on the road with his best friend and wife Shirie, for many years, they traveled to every state but Hawaii. Richard and Shirie have pushed through years of marriage, even when Shirie's high school counselor encouraged her not to marry Richard. Boy, was she wrong!

Richard will be remembered as a very hard working Husband and Father. We was a wonderful provider for his family and always had a life saying to give. Richard loved cars!! While living in Deep Creek he had a very profitable business painting cars, Vintage and Classic just to name a few. When he was not working he would enjoy washing and waxing his own person vehicles, and lawnmower. He took great pride in having clean vehicles.

He will be missed for the loving Husband, Father and Grandfather that he was. Richard loved the Lord and we know he is with his heavenly Father walking the streets of Gold and breathing easy. He is probably washing and waxing one of the Lord's chariots right now. He will miss his stories from his childhood and the Ford Plant, but he will definitely be missed for the wisdom, encouragement, and all around funny sayings that he had.

A Celebration of Richard's Life will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Graham Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church, which is located at 3448 Mill Creek Road, Newport, NC 28570.

Services entrusted to Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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Ronda and Chris Bennett

February 14, 2021

We will miss Mr. Richard at church. We love you Ms. Shirie and will be praying for you daily.

Shawn & Tanya Platter

February 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss, your in our thoughts and prayers.