Friday, April 29, 2016
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Grand Traverse Resort, in the Michigan Ballroom
A service will start at 3pm. A reception to follow.
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.
Life Story / Obituary
Robert L. White of Acme, Michigan passed away suddenly on April 21st, resulting from an accident at his home. Bob was a golfer, gardener, fair weather outdoorsman, painter, husband, father and grandfather.
Bob started life with his mother’s love, an incredible gift of charisma and a kind heart. He married his high school sweetheart, the adorable Mary Lou, right out of Chelsea high school. The basketball star and his sweetheart had three children…Bob, Bill and Tom.
Bob worked by day and went to college at night as his babies crawled all over his homework. Bob went to work for Caterpillar and eventually landed at Michigan Cat where he gave his whole heart to the people that move earth. We grew up listening to our dad tell stories of success in the business world. Years later we learned he was truly quite legendary at work. Bob had a gift with people and to him customers were friends that just happened to buy things from him. In many ways Bob never really retired and certainly never lost his charm and gift of making instant friends wherever he went.
When grandchildren came along, Bob’s name changed permanently to “Pops”. His beloved grandchildren, Tim and Mary were lucky enough to grow up with Pops as a grandparent, loving helper and friend. Pops was so proud of the adults his children and grandchildren had become. We can only hope to follow in his indelible tracks.
Of all his great accomplishments, Bob’s love for his wife, partner and best friend eclipsed everything. Mary Lou was the earth, moon and stars for Bob. Hearing our Dad tell mom how much he loved her was part of the daily conversation at our house. That love guided us. Now we will look for his star to guide us.
Pops will be forever missed.
We would love if you shared your stories and how Bob touched your life at www.lifestorytc.com
In lieu of flowers, if you are compelled to make a contribution, please direct donations to: AC Paws (PO Box 94, Acme, MI 49610) or the Cherryland Humane Society (1750 Ahlberg, Traverse City, MI 49686). Make all donations in honor of the Robert L. White Memorial.
Please join us in celebrating Bob, Pops, the Golfer, the Man and the Legend’s life at the Grand Traverse Resort, in the Michigan Ballroom on Friday April 29th from 2:30pm to 5pm. Service to begin a 3pm. Reception to follow. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.