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Goodridge White, Jr.

October 19, 1928 — June 2, 2021

Goodridge English “Sonny” White, Jr., 92 of Webster Springs passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Webster Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cowen.

He was born October 19, 1928 in Webster Springs to the late Goodridge English and Virginia Rogers White, Sr. Sonny was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy in Virginia and Virginia Tech Cadet Corp.  He proudly served our country as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  Sonny was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Webster Springs. He owned and operated White Chevrolet of Webster Springs for many years. He was the past-president of the Chevrolet Auto Dealer Council, a member of the Addison Masonic Lodge #116, and a member of the Webster Springs Lions Club. Sonny enjoyed hunting, fishing, and flying; he even owned his own plane in the 1960’s. He had a passion for golfing, loving every minute of being on the golf course; when possible, he would help young people get started in the sport.  He was a proud member of the Cherry Hill Country Club in Richwood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Molly Adams Batdorf White and sisters: Ellen Ann Cooney, Betty Heatherman, Jean Hamrick, and Elizabeth “Ebi” Wright.

Sonny is survived by his sons Rodger White and Randy (Deborah) White; Matthew White (Jessica), Jane Cutlip (Kevin), Jordan White, Brannon White, Desiree McCray, Emily Prior (Wes), Alexandra French (Aaron) and Clark White; great-grandchildren,  Alexis, Jasmine, and Hendrix White, Logan, Erika, and Amellia Cutlip, Evelyn, Ellie, and Andrew Prior, Ivy French and a host of extended family and friends to mourn his passing.

Friends may join the family for visitation on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate Sonny’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Tonya Hamrick and Pastor Bennie Cowger officiating. Interment will follow in Miller Cemetery, Webster Springs with military honors.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to Webster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cowen and Webster County Memorial Hospital staff and EMS for their excellent care and professionalism in the care of the Sonny.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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