Joseph "Joe" Ronald White

June 1, 1974August 1, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Ronald White

WEST COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life for Joe White will be held at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, 820 West Dunbar Rd., West Columbia, SC 29170 on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Please come and share your memories. Joe White, 44, has parked his wheel chair and is “back on his feet again” with Jesus since his passing on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was born on June 1, 1974 in Newport News, VA to Frank and Kaye White. Joe graduated from Richland NE High School and the University of Louisville and was an avid USC Gamecock fan, as well as the Louisville Cardinals. Joe leaves, with loving memories, his parents of West Columbia; daughter, Ava Mary-Kaye White and her mother, Auja of Columbia; maternal grandparents, Ray and Betsy Lillard of West Columbia; brother, Michael (Gina) of Portsmouth, VA; sisters, Kathy (Wayne) Griffin of Richmond, VA, Laura Becker of Virginia Beach, VA and Beth White of Charleston, SC as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his parental grandparents, Bob and Louise Miller. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, PO Box 016960 (R48), Miami, FL 33101 or College Fund for Ava as: Ava Mary-Kaye White, 2112 Chipmunk Lane, West Columbia, SC 29169.


  • The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
  • College Fund for Ava


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

Joseph "Joe" Ronald White

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Missy Chance Holder

August 22, 2018

Joey was my very first boyfriend. I was in 8th grade, he in 6th. He stole my heart that day, just like he did numerous others. Throughout the years we would loose touch. But we always made our way back to catching up with each other. Years had past. And then I went to work one day and there was a note that Joey White had come by to see me. He didn’t leave a phone#, no contact info so I had no way to reach him. And then more years past. And then I found him!! I found him on Facebook. I was so elated. We reconnected on July 25, 2018. We were so happy to reconnect. My heart was so full he was doing so well. He text me the next day, telling me that he told his mom I said hi for me and that we need to have lunch. Four days later he passed. I never got the chance to see him, hug him, or have him take me for a ride in his wheelchair. As heartbroken as I am, I take solace in knowing, he’s folded up his wheelchair for the last time and he’s sitting at the right side of our Lord. Perfect in every way. Continued prayers for his family, and his daughter. May God wrap his loving arms around them, comfort them with memories of Joey.

With Love Always,
Missy Chance Holder

Vernon Hester

August 10, 2018

I was at his Condo just a few weeks past sharing pictures of his family with pictures of my grand children. He was so full of live and he had to give me a couple t-shirts that his uncle printed. He was and will always be a child of God and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I am sure he is up and running around now with that smile of his. Once a coach always a coach--- Remember when the curveball hangs--- someone will bang it.

Coach Hester

Michele Barry-Dove

August 7, 2018

I remember being at the beach with Joey that summer when he left to go play in a baseball tournament. The call a few days later shook us all...devastation. He was a sweet soul with an infectious smile and he never met a stranger. I haven’t seen him in years but he touched my life by being a good friend and he will be missed. Heartfelt prayers to his daughter and family, may they find peace with God’s plan for his amazing soul! “””Heeey, batter batter”. You can run the bases again, my friend ❤️

LaShonda Hampton

August 6, 2018

Joe was one of my good friends at U of L. He was very giving and had a good heart. No matter what, he always had a smile on his face and never complained. Sending Love, Light & Healing to his family and friends. May the Creator provide you comfort in Joe's memories.