Arson White

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Arson Chester "Whitey" White, 83, died suddenly at 5:46 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2021, at his residence.He was born in Pecks Mill, West Virginia on November 1, 1937, and was the son of Holly and Stella (Ratliff) White.He graduated in 1953 from Hamlin High School, in Hamlin, WV., and served his country honorably with the United States Army, and was employed as a technician for many years with AT&T in St. Louis, Mo.While on duty at the Nike Base in Grafton, he met Amy Freeman.  The two married on July 15, 1961, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton, and together they shared nearly 53 years of marriage prior to her death on July 7, 2014.During their married life, they spent much time traveling the United States from coast to coast and spent many winters in Mission, Texas.  After Amy's death, Whitey enjoyed the friendships he made playing cards at the Alton Senior Citizens.Surviving are a brother, Terry White of Hamlin, WV.; along with numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Tex and Erika White; an infant sister, Beatrice June White; and a sister-in-law, Jennifer White.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 12 noon on Friday atCrawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.   Father Martin Smith will officiate.He will be laid to rest alongside his wife Amy, at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton.Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.Memories may be shared at

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