James White, Jr. was born June 12, 1958 in Blossburg, Pennsylvania. He was son to James White, Sr. and Shirley (Williams) White. He proudly served in the United States Army. After his service, he worked in maintenance safety and as a health director with the United States Post Office.
James married Kyle Jerden Eden on March 17, 1991 in Kirkland, Washington. James and Kyle moved to Kimberling City from Maple Valley, Washington. In his free time, James enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. He was also an Elvis fan, and enjoyed visiting Graceland and Elvis Presley museums.
James entered into rest on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the age of 61.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Dick Musto and Paul White and one sister Donna MacNelley.
James is survived by his wife, Kyle White of Kimberling City; son, Cory Eden and wife Katie of Springfield; daughters, Brooke Eden of Springfield, Lacee Pierson and husband Chris of Blackwell, OK and Josie Cooke of Montoursville, PA; brother, Dale Williams of Williamsport, PA; sisters, Carol Elliott of Keene, New Hampshire and Connie Martin and husband David of Charlotte, NC along with four grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield with full military honors. Services are under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson.
Memorials in remembrance of James White, Jr. are requested to Wreaths for Fallen Heroes, c/o Itus Virtus LE/MC, 1736 E. Sunshine, Suite 303A, Springfield, MO 65804.
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