H. Hampton White

REED CITY — H. Hampton White, 98, of Reed City, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at his home.

He was born on March 12, 1916, in Covington, Ky., to William Herbert and Lucy Alice (Bell) White. He married Luella Garrett on Aug. 21, 1939, in Iowa, and she preceded him in death on April 28, 2001. He then married Dorothy Culbert on Aug. 31, 2002, in Reed City, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 2011. He spent his childhood to early adulthood in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Colorado and Nebraska, his working adulthood life in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, and his retirement in Arkansas and Michigan. H. Hampton attended the Intermountain Academy in Colorado, Campion Academy in Colorado and Union College in Nebraska, where he received his B.A. in 1942, and Andrews University in Michigan where he received his M.A. in 1968. He taught in Seventh-Day Adventist elementary schools and was a minister in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, photography and travel.

H. Hampton is survived by two sons, Philip White and Stephen White; step-son, Larry Beardsley; three step-daughters, Laura Long (Beardsley), Donna Stilson (Beardsley), and Ellen Murdick (Beardsley); five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives; son, Howard White in December of 2012; a sister, Esther; step-brother, Tom Corson; and step-sisters, Virginia Corson, and Mary Lou Pierce (Corson).

Memorial services for H. Hampton White are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Reed City Seventh-Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Ron Mills and Pastor Anthony (Tony) Ludwig officiating. He will be interred in Shirley, Ark.