ForeverMissed
James was born in Homer, Louisiana.  Preceded in death by his parents Maggie Dean Lockhart, Clyde White, and brother John White (Oakland, California).   He  moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1956. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined  Mount Pisgah CME Church in Homer, Louisiana. He was the lead singer of a spiritual quartet for many years in Dayton, Ohio. No matter the ins and outs of life, he never lost his faith in GOD.  James was employed and retired from Martin Construction Company of Dayton, Ohio for over 30 years. 

Survivors include: His loving companion and care taker, Therea White. Children: Debra, James Jr., Sabria and Cierra. Devoted cousins:  Charlesetta Boatwright (Scat), Alma Turner and other family and friends.  His spiritual  minister:Rev. LaMonte H. Turner. We will miss his joking personality and zest for joy!

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home. 

Posted by Keely Grigsby on August 17, 2020
RIP James "Bill" White, I always enjoyed the visits when you came down to Louisiana. My Dad (Willie Grigsby) talked about you all the time. We always heard about the good stories and lots of great memories ya'll shared. You will be missed greatly!


Keely Grigsby Fraction & Family (Bossier City, Louisiana)
Posted by Jay Grigsby on August 16, 2020
This is Jason Grigsby from Bossier City, Louisiana son of Nadine and Willie Grigsby. You will be surely missed.
Posted by Eric Grigsby on August 14, 2020
Well let me start off by saying may God bless the family in this time of sorrow because we have lost someone who is very dear and close to all of our hearts My name is Eric Grigsby I am the grandson of Tiny Grigsby which is the sister of Maggie Lockhart which is uncle Bill White’s mother, Do you know when I was a kid he used to call me slick, He said to me I heard that you can dance and I said yes sir I sure can so he said well show me what you can do and I did, So when I was done I did the James Brown split that’s when he looked at me and said well all right then slick good enough, And that’s why I will always remember Uncle Bill White, So all the way from Scottsdale Arizona, May uncle Bill rest in peace, Cousin Eric Grigsby from Scottsdale Arizona !
Posted by Raleigh Jackson on August 13, 2020
My best regards and prayers are extended to James (Bill) White's family, a next door neighbor to my family in the Mt. Pisgah Community. As a result of our close proximity, we played many baseball games together and undertook other outings as young men. I shall genuinely cherish and store in memory those precious moments of the past.
May Bill rest in peace.

Best regards,

Dr. Raleigh Jackson

Bradenton, Florida
Posted by Leon Grigsby on August 12, 2020
I called him Billyboy he was like another father to me always kept me in line.He will be missed rest with God now you are at peace.Love you June.
Posted by Lupina Farmer on August 12, 2020
Shared by Judy Sweet on August 8, 2020


In remembering you the way you were. A very caring person, always something to say nice with laughter.
A thought, you never did know my voice from my moms on the phone it was funny...
Passing all the good times of remembrance and time spent together with love and prayers forever...
(aka, Julie)

Judy Sweet (Oakland, California)
Posted by Shawn Garrick on August 11, 2020
To James "Bill" White, I remember the good old days, at Mt Pisgah going to Flat Lake, "Blue Hole" to swim all the time. We have so many memories together, lots of good times! Rest In Peace. 

Willie "Soldier Boy" Grigsby Bossier City, LA
Posted by Lupina Farmer on August 8, 2020
Remembering all the good times we shared from childhood thru our adult life. Not to mention your first flight we took out to Oakland, California. Going to miss you cuz. 

Sleep with the Angels "Billy Boy"

Charlesetta Boatwright (Scat) - Dayton, Ohio
Posted by Ola Allen on August 8, 2020
Thanks "Bill" for the good times, the bad and all in between.  Thanks for the many secrets just you and I had. Thanks for the relentless LOVE we shared. Thanks for all the funny jokes oh how!!! we would laugh and laugh until ..... Our last phone conversation a few weeks ago, your distressing voice told me you were tired, and never the end. I remember when Bill.... All is Well
Loving Special Friend, Ola Crew-Allen Dallas, Texas
 
Posted by Lupina Farmer on August 8, 2020
Going to miss you cuz, your sense of humor and road trips to Louisiana.
"Our inside joke - Bertha"

RIP

Lupina Farmer - Dayton, Ohio

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Posted by Keely Grigsby on August 17, 2020
RIP James "Bill" White, I always enjoyed the visits when you came down to Louisiana. My Dad (Willie Grigsby) talked about you all the time. We always heard about the good stories and lots of great memories ya'll shared. You will be missed greatly!


Keely Grigsby Fraction & Family (Bossier City, Louisiana)
Posted by Jay Grigsby on August 16, 2020
This is Jason Grigsby from Bossier City, Louisiana son of Nadine and Willie Grigsby. You will be surely missed.
Posted by Eric Grigsby on August 14, 2020
Well let me start off by saying may God bless the family in this time of sorrow because we have lost someone who is very dear and close to all of our hearts My name is Eric Grigsby I am the grandson of Tiny Grigsby which is the sister of Maggie Lockhart which is uncle Bill White’s mother, Do you know when I was a kid he used to call me slick, He said to me I heard that you can dance and I said yes sir I sure can so he said well show me what you can do and I did, So when I was done I did the James Brown split that’s when he looked at me and said well all right then slick good enough, And that’s why I will always remember Uncle Bill White, So all the way from Scottsdale Arizona, May uncle Bill rest in peace, Cousin Eric Grigsby from Scottsdale Arizona !
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Shared by Jud Sweet on August 8, 2020
Remembering you the way you were.  A very caring person, always something to say nice with laughs. 
A thought,  you never did know my voice from my moms on the phone it was funny...
Passing all the good times of remembrance and time spent together with love and prayers forever...
(Julie)