Michael R. White
Michael R. White, 60, of Sullivan, MO, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Michael Robert White was born in Elgin, Illinois, on December 26, 1959, to Robert E. and Carol M. ( Jessee) White. As a young man, Michael enjoyed growing up on the farm and being around the horses. He graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1978. After high school, Michael spent some time in Oklahoma and various other states, building commercial buildings. He then moved to Miami, FL in 1999, where he mostly built marinas. He made his way back to Sullivan in 2007. Michael was a father to his three children, Holly, James and Matthew. He was a very active member of the local VFW #3987. Michael was an accomplished pool player and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends.
Michael is survived by his three children: Holly Lackey (Chris Gierut) of Checotah, OK, J.R. Lackey and wife Madison of Checotah, OK, and Matthew White
of Sullivan; his mother, Carol White of Sullivan; five grandchildren: James, Junior, Rylie, Lylie & Luna; one brother, Randy White and wife Julia of Sullivan; two sisters, Mary White (Don Wachter) of Affton, MO, and Tina White of Sullivan; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert White; one brother, Eddie White; one sister, Jane White; and one niece, Brandy Marsh.
Cremation arrangements have taken place. A Celebration of Life Gathering was held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2020 at the VFW Post #3987 in Sullivan.
Memorial contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friends may send online condolences to Michael’s family at www. eatonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan.