Ray Charles White, 61, of Beckley, formerly of Elkins, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
He was born July 28, 1951, at Elkins, to the late Woodrow Aaron White and the late Alberta May Tavis White.
Mr. White was an artisan woodworker. He volunteered at Greater Beckley Christian School and volunteered at the Autism Recovery Resource Center with his wife. He was a graduate of Elkins High School, a member of Faith Baptist Church, Prosperity, and had worked as a orthopedic surgical technician for more than 20 years for Dr. David C. Shamblin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law's brother, Mark Kinder.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 23 years, Dr. Kelli White; daughters, Rachel May White and partner, Holly Kinder, of Beckley, Shelby Nicole White of Beckley and Jordan Ray White of Beckley; grandchildren, DonoVan Brannen, Delainey Brannen and DeVonte Kinder; brother, Roy White and wife, Delaine White, of Elkins; only niece, Elizabeth Ray Ferguson and husband, Jason, of Abingdon, Md.; aunt, Irene Bush of Alva, Okla.; and uncle, Ronald White and wife, Margaret, of Bemis.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bowers Hospice House and a special and dear friend, James E. Lowe.
Ray had chosen to donate his earthly remains to the Osteopathic School, to help his fellow man.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Ray Charles White will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Faith Baptist Church, Prosperity with Dr. Larry Halsey and Evangelist Dwight Bright officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ray's honor to the Angel Fund to the Autism Recovery Resource Center, 2401 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Submitted by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.