GEORGE LEVERING WHITE, 88, of Greensboro, NC died from complications of a heart valve failure on Thursday, January 14, 2016, surrounded by close members of his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn Root White, his four children, Becky White Rodzik, Alan Robert White, Cynthia White Lenda and David Ernest White, and their families including 7 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter: Jason & Rachel Rodzik; Bunny (Paulette), Tristan, Rachel & Nora White, Caleb White; Brian, Ian & Ben Lenda; and Jan & Jonathan White. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy White Hartley, and was preceded in death by his sister Ruthanna White Holmes.
Born in Greensboro in 1927, to Vivian Robert (Bob) and Ruth Levering White, George became an Eagle Scout in high school and joined the Navy as World War II came to a close. He attended NC State University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1949. George enjoyed his 42-year career with Southern Bell Telephone Co. as an electrical engineer, then district level engineering manager in various cities in North Carolina. He served on the board of Friends Homes at Guilford and was very active in Friendship Friends Meeting in Greensboro. He was active in the BellSouth Pioneers club.
George loved traveling with his family including many road trips across the country that took him to all 50 states. After retiring, George and Marilyn enjoyed bicycle tours in Europe and other travel. He rented a large house at Ocean Isle Beach, NC every year to host his family of up to 18. He loved talking about current events, watching the evening news, and reading the New York Times. George enjoyed telling stories, had a great sense of humor, and loved his family dearly.
A Meeting for Remembrance in the manner of Friends for George White will be held on February 6, 2016 at New Garden Friends Meeting, 801 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC at 1:00 pm, with time to share stories of his life after Meeting in the Friendship Hall. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to give a gift in Remembrance of George White, please consider a donation to one of the following:
Guilford College (memo line: V.R. & Ruth L. White Scholarship Fund)