Richard “Dick” White, 80, of Augusta, IL died at 10:45 am Saturday August 22, 2020 at the Arbors at Adams Pointe Memory Care in Quincy, IL.
He was born on July 31, 1940 in the St Francis Hospital in Macomb, IL. to James Franklin and Alice Genette Magill White. He married Judith Ann Haschemeyer on December 11, 1960 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden, IL. She preceded him in death on June 29, 2020.
Dick attended Augusta Grade School and was a 1958 graduate of Augusta High School. He was employed in the seed production and seed sales for Roy A. Morton and Sons in Bowen, IL and later the Americana Seed Company. He also worked for the BoJac Hybrid Corn Company of Mt. Pulaski, IL as well as part time seed sales for Ag Seeds of Carthage, IL. Dick and Judy enjoyed many company trips to Hawaii, Florida, Nashville and Las Vegas. They had several special friends from Illinois and Missouri on these trips. They also enjoyed Amtrak train trips to Reno, NV and Phoenix, AZ. Dick’s favorite pastime was going to Harness Race tracks in Springfield and Moline, IL with his longtime friend, Harold Roe. If you wanted to find Dick and Judy just go to a Race Track or River Boat Casino.
He is survived by a son, Richard (Dee) White of Quincy, IL, a daughter, Lori (Tracy) Kirbach of Springfield, IL, a granddaughter, Chloe Kirbach of Springfield, IL, a sister, Mary Ellen James of Sullivan, IL, a sister-in-law, Allene White of Quincy, IL, a niece, Janet (Jim) Totsch of Quincy, IL, 4 nephews, Paul (Ann) White of Minier, IL, Bob (Sarah) James of Shelbyville, IL, David (Jackie) James of Lovington, IL and Jim Juilfs of Arizona and numerous great nieces and nephews survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bob White, a sister-in-law, Jeanne Bell and a brother-in-law, Jack James.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday August 27, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden, IL with Rev. Jeff Corson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn cemetery in Augusta, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday August 26, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, those wishing to attend the services please refrain from hugging or shaking hands and follow all social distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers Dick’s family request memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or Paws for Life Animal Rescue in Springfield, IL. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff and residents at The Arbors at Adams Point Memory Care, Blessing Hospital and Blessing Hospice for their caring and compassion over the past few months.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.
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